7014SPO Undertake a nutritional assessment of an individual involved in sport and plan a nutritional intervention which includes suitable nutritional goals and practical food strategies.

Sports Nutrition

LO 1: Undertake a nutritional assessment of an individual involved in sport and plan a nutritional intervention which includes suitable nutritional goals and practical food strategies.

LO 2: Critically review, apply and justify sports nutrition advice to those with special dietary needs and special sporting needs.

LO 3: Audit provision of sports nutrition advice against best practice guidelines, standards and protocols.

Task outline - Using the athlete`s provided data, you need to provide dietary advice and a suggested monitoring strategy for the athlete to use with their coach, to achieve and maintain an appropriate race weight by the start of the season (after a further 4 weeks of training camp)

Section 1 - Detail of the Assessment task

The focus of this assignment is to:
Present a case study about female bob-skeleton athlete
you need to provide dietary advice and a suggested monitoring strategy for the athlete to use with their coach achieve and maintain an appropriate race weight by the start of the season
The season will begin in 4 weeks

Using the provided data, you must provide:
An example meal plan (daily, weekly, general guidance etc., depending on what`s appropriate/justified by this brief)
An academically written justification for the plan (1) and any other interventions or monitoring strategies (3), which includes:
A needs analysis
Underpinning technical/theoretical rationale for all interventions and monitoring
A detailed action plan on how and when you will monitor and evaluate the athlete`s progress, as well as detailed communication strategies
For the areas that you will conduct your intervention on, clearly outline the SMART goals for your intervention.
How will you respond to successful/unsuccessful outcomes throughout the intervention?
Excerpts/examples of typical resources may help evidence your strategy (these may be included as appendices without affecting your word count)
Ideally show some progression or integration into prior education strategies

Further details
The national team is going to a pre-season training camp throughout October (5 weeks total, with one week already completed) leading into the competitive season
However, in 2019, weight limits were brought into the sport to prevent heavier athletes seeming to have an "unfair" advantage
The combined weight of the sled and the athlete with complete race equipment may not exceed 102 Kg
The weight of the sled alone may not exceed 38 Kg
Athlete + sled weighed immediately after competition, following 5 min to remove ice and snow
The minimum possible weight of the sled, clothing/helmet etc. can be brought down by the team`s engineers to 28 kg