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SPRING Forward for Girls
Strength and Positivity Rooted in Nutrition for Girls




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ISBN 9781032385648
April 26, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
176 Pages 76 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Many female athletes struggle with body confidence and change their nutrition in unhealthy ways, only to the detriment of both their performance and their health. SPRING Forward for Girls: Strength and Positivity Rooted in Nutrition for Girls provides performance nutrition and body image flexibility guidance for adolescent and adult female athletes. This book details the problems, the consequences, and provides extensive education on healthier, higher-quality performance.

Nutritional details include specific nutritional needs for female athletes, fad diets, and nutritional needs related to hormones and nutrition for peak performance. Body image education includes societal pressure, unrealistic ideals, handling mental aspects of body image, psychological obstacles, and dealing with more severe problems. Healthy performance is addressed along with sleep, camaraderie, and how to manage the ups and downs of being a female athlete.

Several instructional manuals that can be easily used for teams at any level, from secondary school to elite athletes, are included in the book. The program has been used in secondary athletes that showed a significant improvement in body image flexibility and gave the program rave reviews, stating that not only were they stronger athletes, but their teams also felt the education was a bonding experience.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Background. Nutrition: Starting with the Basics. Nutrition in Training. Advanced Nutrition – Supplements. When Nutrition goes Wrong. Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome. Information for Schools and Teams. The Session Manual. Handouts. Social Media. Parent Information. Resources.

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Biography

Dr. Kathryn Vidlock is a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician in Parker, Colorado. She owns Rocky Mountain Sports Medicine and is the Director of Sports and Wilderness Medicine at the HealthONE Family Medicine Residency. She has been a high school team physician for 15 years and has worked with collegiate, elite, and professional athletes. She is a principal investigator researching the impacts of the SPRING Forward for Girls program on high school female athletes. She was also a collegiate All-American Swimmer.

Catherine Liggett recently graduated from the University of Kansas where she majored in biology and anthropology. She will attend medical school this fall. She is also a principal investigator researching the impacts of the SPRING Forward for Girls program on high school female athletes. She leads the social media initiative aspect of the program @spring_forward_girls. She ran cross country and track at the University of Kansas; and was named Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

Andrew Dole is a Registered Dietitian in sports dietetics and a Certified Executive Chef. He has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is currently working on a PhD in human performance at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He owns Body Fuel Performance and Lifestyle Nutrition and is an avid cyclist and triathlete.