Nutrition for Sport and Exercise,
4th Edition

Marie Dunford, J. Andrew Doyle

ISBN-13: 9781337556767
Copyright 2019 | Published
592 pages | List Price: USD $250.95

Teaching you how to interpret and apply scientific data, Dunford/Doyle's NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE, 4th Edition, emphasizes the scientific basis for sports nutrition recommendations and highlights current research studies of trained athletes. The text helps you translate current nutrition recommendations and guidelines into specific plans for the appropriate amount and type of foods, beverages and/or supplements to support training, performance and recovery--for a variety of sports. Detailed explanations of the connection between exercise and nutrition help you reach the ultimate goals--optimal performance and health. Giving you in-depth insight, entire chapters are devoted to diet planning, disordered eating and exercise patterns in athletes and lifelong fitness and health. In addition, MindTap Nutrition 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.

  • Reflecting the latest research, practices and developments from the field, Dunford/Doyle's NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE, 4th Edition, delivers cutting-edge scientific information, up-to-date guidelines and evidence-based recommendations--giving your students the most accurate, timely and relevant coverage available.

  • Propelling students from memorization to mastery, MindTap Nutrition gives you complete control of your course--to provide engaging content, challenge students, build confidence and accelerate learning. Diet & Wellness Plus empowers students to track food and beverage intake. Pre-Learning Quizzes begin every chapter, enabling students to gauge their understanding. "A Closer Look" features provide additional information on key topics. And end-of-chapter Post-Learning Quizzes enable students to evaluate what they learned in the previous chapter.

  • Learning Objectives help students focus on important issues as they progress through each chapter, while Post-Learning Quizzes at the end of each chapter help them test their knowledge of key concepts.

  • 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.

  • Chapters are packed with special features to keep students engaged with the content. Internet café websites offer sound sports nutrition information. "Keeping it in Perspective" features offer insight into how each topic fits into the big picture. Using examples from real-life athletes, "Spotlight" features provide additional coverage of supplements and other topics. Pre- and Post-Test Quizzes, Self-Test chapter questions, Summaries, References and a Glossary help students maximize their course success.

  • "Focus on Research" features help students understand research methods and results--and highlight the significance and application of those results.

  • Application exercises give students a brief scenario with questions that prompt them to put what they learn into practice.

  • Key points and review questions at the end of each major section assist students in identifying the important information from that last section and test their mastery of that information.

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