Week 3: Dietetics

Included are a couple resources that can be a useful starting point when working with athletes that come from diverse backgrounds. There are many important considerations to make in our practices, and is an ongoing learning opportunity.

Food Racism (pdf)

Ramadan and Sport Nutrition (pdf)

Moving to a new place to pursue sport can be especially difficult when the foods you are used to eating are not available in your new community.  Dietitians can work with athletes from diverse cultures to find similar, affordable foods that keep the body well fuelled.

If you have an athlete observing a cultural or religious practice that impacts their nutrition, it is important to tailor their nutrition plan to compensate for any shortfall they may otherwise experience. (CSCM, n.d.).