Nutrition for Sport and Exercise,
5th Edition

Marie Dunford, J. Andrew Doyle

ISBN-13: 9780357448151
Copyright 2022 | Published
592 pages | List Price: USD $250.95

Translate current nutrition recommendations and guidelines into specific plans. Dunford/Doyle's NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE, 5th Edition helps you select the appropriate type of foods, beverages and/or supplements you need to support training, performance and recovery. This practical book emphasizes the scientific basis for sports nutrition recommendations and highlights current research studies of trained athletes from a variety of sports. Detailed explanations of the connection between exercise and nutrition help you reach your ultimate goals--optimal performance and health. Entire chapters are devoted to diet planning, disordered eating, exercise patterns in athletes, and achieving lifelong fitness and health. In addition, this edition is available with MindTap which offers a wealth of digital resources to help maximize your study time.


1. Introduction to Sports Nutrition.
2. Defining and Measuring Energy.
3. Energy Systems and Exercise.
4. Carbohydrates.
5. Proteins.
6. Fats.
7. Water and Electrolytes.
8. Vitamins.
9. Minerals.
10. Diet Planning: Food First, Supplements Second.
11. Weight and Body Composition.
12. Disordered Eating and Exercise Patterns in Athletes.
13. Diet and Exercise for Lifelong Fitness and Health.

  • Marie Dunford

    Marie Dunford, Ph.D., R.D., has been involved in sports nutrition since the mid-1980's. In 1985, while a faculty member at California State University, Fresno, she created the curriculum for an upper-division course entitled "Nutrition and the Athlete." She taught the course for 16 years, during which time she interacted with thousands of student athletes. This direct exposure to nutrition and exercise science majors and NCAA Division I athletes helped her develop an understanding of how students learn and the sports nutrition topics most difficult for students to master. In addition to Nutrition for Sports and Exercise, Dr. Dunford has written three other books and taught numerous online sports nutrition courses for nutrition and exercise professionals. She is an active member of SCAN—the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists—a dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association, and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. She is an avid recreational tennis player and a struggling student of French.

  • J. Andrew Doyle

    J. Andrew Doyle, Ph.D., FACSM, is an Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology and the Director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University, where he formerly served as Department Chair. He received a B.S. in Zoology from Clemson University, an M.S. in Exercise Science from Georgia State University, and a doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the Ohio State University. He has taught exercise physiology, exercise testing and fitness assessment, and exercise programming at the undergraduate and graduate level for over 30 years. His research interests include carbohydrate metabolism and exercise and the role of physical activity, exercise, and fitness in health. He has conducted, published, and presented numerous research studies with cyclists, runners, and triathletes, and has extensive experience testing elite athletes from cycling, running, gymnastics, rowing, canoe and kayak, and basketball. Dr. Doyle is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

  • Each chapter's "Real Athlete" feature offers new questions to stimulate critical thinking.

  • The most recent guidelines and evidence-based recommendations keep students up-to-date and include the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (2nd Edition, 2020), American Cancer Society guidelines for diet and physical activity for cancer prevention (2020), and the IOC consensus statement on relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S): 2018 update.

  • A new Reference List appendix lists all citations in the text which have been updated throughout.

  • Application exercises give students a brief “real world” scenario followed by questions that prompt them to put what they learn into practice.

  • Section-ending key points and review questions help students identify and test their mastery of important information.

  • Chapter-opening Learning Objectives help students focus on important issues as they progress through each chapter, while chapter-ending Post-Learning Quizzes allow them to test their knowledge of key concepts.

  • Special features in every chapter keep students engaged: "internet café" websites offer sports nutrition information; "Keeping it in Perspective" features offer insight into how each topic fits into the big picture; "Spotlight" features use examples from real-life athletes and provide additional coverage of supplements and other topics; and in-text learning aids include Pre- and Post-Test Quizzes, Self-Test chapter questions, Summaries, References, and a Glossary to help students maximize their course success.

  • Comprehensive scientific and practical information about the use of dietary supplements to enhance training and improve performance addresses the legality, ethics, safety and effectiveness of a variety of supplements popular with athletes.

  • "Focus on Research" features help students understand research design, methods, and results--and highlight their practical application to sports and exercise scenarios.

  • Application exercises give students a brief “real world” scenario followed by questions that prompt them to put what they learn into practice.

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