SAAFoST Northern Branch Lecture

Sports Nutrition: Nutrition Goals and Eating Strategies
Speaker: Prof. Ron Maughan, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK

Athletes are often concerned to seek an advantage by employing novel nutritional strategies before or during competition, but nutritional interventions may have their biggest impact on performance by supporting consistent intensive training and thus promoting the physiological and biochemical adaptations that will, in turn, lead to improved performance. Nutritional goals associated with training should include: maintaining energy supply to the working muscles and other tissues; promoting tissue adaptation, growth and repair; promoting immune function and resistance to illness and infection; and rehearsal and refinement of competition strategies. Challenges and opportunities for nutritional intervention immediately before and during competition include enhancing energy supply to delay the onset of fatigue, minimising the negative effects of dehydration, and central nervous system effects. The purpose of nutrition in competitive sport is to identify the nutritional goals of the athlete and to translate these into dietary strategies that take account of individual circumstances.

Date

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Venue

3M South Africa, Woodmead - auditorium B, ground floor.
Address: 146a, Kelvin Drive, Woodmead
Directions: see below

Programme

(Note starting time change!)

18:00 for 18:30: - Arrival & Drinks
18:30 to 19:30: - Welcome, Presentation, Questions
19:30 onwards: - Refreshments and Dinner

WARNING - prepare for the usual heavy afternoon traffic in this area by setting out 30 minutes earlier

Cost

R60-00 per person for dinner. Full time students R30-00.
Attendance of lecture only is free but booking is essential.

Booking

Please book through Irene Burke - not later than Monday, 19 April 2010.
By e-mail: saafost.irene@telkomsa.net or Tel: 012 349 2788 or Fax: 086 698 4784.

Kindly provide the following information:

  1. Name(s) of all attendees
  2. Company
  3. Tel:
  4. Fax:
  5. E-mail
  6. Number of people for lecture only:
  7. Number of people for dinner and lecture:
Indicate whether any vegetarians are staying for dinner.

Payment method:

Cash only, on the night please.

Cancellation:

If you cannot make it, please cancel by Monday 19 April 2010 or, preferably, send someone in your place.
Anyone who registers for supper and does not attend will regrettably have to be invoiced.

Directions:

From Johannesburg International Airport

  • Take R24 highway to Johannesburg
  • At Gilloolys interchange take N3 to Pretoria
  • Take N1 North - keep left
  • Take the Woodmead offramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side
From Sandton (Katherine Street)

  • Follow Katherine Street towards Wendywood
  • Katherine Street becomes Bowling Avenue as you cross over South Road
  • Turn right at the intersection of Bowling Avenue and Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.
From Sandton (Rivonia Road)

  • Follow Rivonia Road, heading towards the Concrete Highway
  • Turn right into Kelvin Drive (Just after Fordsdicks BMW, at the Pavilion Shopping Centre)
  • Pass MorningGlen Shopping Centre, cross over Bowling Avenue.
  • 3M South Africa is at the corner of Woodlands Drive and Kelvin Drive. The entrance is in Kelvin Drive.
From Pretoria

  • From Pretoria, take the N1 South
  • At the N1/M1 split (after the Allandale Road offramp) take the M1 towards Johannesburg
  • Take the Woodmead offramp
  • Turn right - you will cross over highway into Woodmead Drive (Makro and Pro-Shop on your right-hand side)
  • Turn left at first set of traffic lights into Woodlands Drive
  • At the bottom of Woodlands Drive turn left into Kelvin Drive
  • 3M South Africa is the first building in Kelvin Drive on your left-hand side