Journal article

Australian team sports athletes prefer dietitians, the internet and nutritionists for sports nutrition information.

Gina L Trakman, Adrienne Forsyth, Russell Hoye, Regina Belski

Nutr Diet | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: To evaluate the information sources that are used and preferred by Australian athletes and to assess if preferences influence nutrition knowledge (NK). METHODS: Elite and non-elite Australian team sport athletes, playing Australian football (AF), cricket, lawn bowls, soccer or hockey, were recruited via the sporting organisations' qualified sports dietitians or club presidents. Athletes completed one of two online, validated sports NK questionnaires. Frequency analysis on previous sources of advice, preferred sources of information and preferred type of support were assessed. Differences in NK scores (%) based on previous sources of dietary advice and preferences for obtaining informati..

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