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Sustainable sports nutrition

In this webinar, Drs Thomas Nemecek, Nanci Guest, Nanna Meyer, and Alba Reguant discuss strategies to optimise athletic performance with consideration for environmental sustainability, with Peter Res as host.

The talks address: what are the environmental impacts of food production? Can we build muscle with plant-based proteins? Can we eat sustainable and win a medal? And more! The goal of this webinar is to help practitioners, athletes, and coaches make decisions about what they put on their plates, for their health, for their performance, but also for the environment.  

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Drs Thomas Nemecek, Nanci Guest, Nanna Meyer, and Alba Reguant discuss important questions in sports nutrition, with Peter Res as host.

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Sustainable sports nutrition

Sustainable sports nutrition has never been more important. Athletes are always looking to perform at the highest level, but are also interested in the impact that the food on their plate has for the environment. This webinar discusses the implications of food production and consumption on environmental sustainability. The authors also discuss the role of a plant-based diet for sustainability, as well as for athletic performance. Watch for an overview of how athletes can win medals, whilst also eating sustainable.
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Dr Thomas Nemecek

Dr. Thomas Nemecek is the deputy leader of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) research group and senior researcher at Agroscope in Zurich, Switzerland. His field of research is the environmental life cycle assessment of agricultural production systems in general and cropping systems, animal production systems, food supply and nutrition in particular. He works on the development of LCA methodology for agriculture (Swiss Agricultural Life Cycle Assessment, SALCA) and made an important contribution to the development of agricultural life cycle inventories in ecoinvent. The main focus of his current research are the environmental impacts of nutrition and food systems. He coordinates the EU project OptiSignFood with the aim of developing a tool for optimising environmental impacts, nutritional value and food quality for the food and beverage industry.
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Dr Nanci Guest

Dr. Nanci Guest is a Registered Dietitian with the Ontario College of Dietitians. Nanci completed her doctoral research on the effects of gene-nutrient interactions (nutrigenomics) on athletic performance at the University of Toronto. In her post-doctoral work, also at the University of Toronto, she is fulfilling her special interest in plant-based diets, climate change, the environment and supporting animal welfare initiatives by helping individuals reduce their animal foods consumption. Nanci is also a global consultant to professional and amateur athletes and teams, in addition to having the role of head dietitian at both the Vancouver 2010 Olympics (her hometown) and the Toronto 2015 Pan Am games, and as a consultant to various international and Canadian athletes in preparation for the last four London, Sochi,  Rio, and PyeongChang Olympics.
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Dr Nanna Meyer

Dr. Nanna Meyer is a Clinical Associate Professor in Human Physiology and Nutrition at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). She worked in Olympic sport nutrition for 20 years, supporting US athletes at 5 Olympic games. Since 2015, she has been focused on the integration of sustainable development in sport nutrition with specific interest in food systems change. In 2020, Nanna and her husband and farmer Dan Hobbs launched their own seed & food company, Pueblo Seed & Food Co., which offers various breakfast cereals, cookies, and spice blends. Since, they have established a seed and bakehouse which offers fresh baked goods all made from their own grains while also being milled and fermented in-house. Working on the ground with people in their rural community provides endless opportunities for the dispersion of sustainable, healthy eating habits through food and grain literacy directly out of their seed and bakehouse.
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Dr Alba Reguant-Closa

Dr. Alba Reguant Closa is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Life Cycle Assessment group at Agroscope (Zurich) specialising in including nutrition and health dimensions into the sustainable assessment of foods and diets. Alba received her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Navarra (Spain). As a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, Alba graduated from a Master’s degree in sports nutrition at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). With her interest in sustainability, her PhD under Dr. Nanna Meyer focused on the integration of sustainability in sports nutrition with a focus on the environmental impacts of diets from athletes. Born in Andorra, at the heart of the mountains of the Pyrenees and passionate about nature, she is now focusing her efforts on raising awareness relative to the links between health-nutrition and environmental impacts of food production and consumption.
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