Resources for your training life away from the track



Food and Nutrition:

There are a lot of urban myths about sport and nutrition as well as a variety of different approaches to this complex subject. Below is a list of some resources to help answer questions about sport and nutrition. The list is intended as a set of starting points for asking questions about food and nutrition. If you wish a comprehensive discussion about sport and diets for high performance training then a consultation with a specialized and certified dietitian is highly recommended.

The Coaching Association of Canada has some guidelines on sport nutrition with references to further reading:

The Dieticians of Canada has some brief materials on sport nutrition and nutrition in general:

Alberta Health has published a lengthy guidelines book on food and nutrition for youth athletes:

A summary guide from the Canadian Pediatrics society can be found at:

The United States Anti-Doping Agency has published a guide on sport nutrition for competing clean:

A joint position statement from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine can be found here:

The Australian Institute of Sport has a series of helpful fact sheets on a variety of topics related to nutrition and sport geared towards a high performance training program:

Sport Dieticians Australia has a range of information relating to dietary planning on its website, include some core guidelines for adolescent athletes:

Recovery and Regeneration:

Long-term athlete development and recovery:

Long-Term Athlete Development Program

The long-term athlete development framework:

Athletics Canada long-term athlete development framework:

The Coaching Association of Canada LTAD guide for parents