Putting the “Pro” on the Plate: Protein Consumption for Active Adults


FREE Approved Course for 0.1 Continuing Education Credit from the American Council on Exercise (ACE)

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International Food Information Council Foundation is recognized by the American Council on Exercise and the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Continuing Education Provider

Created by Registered Dietitians and a Sports Fitness expert, this course will equip ACE members, NASM trainers, and other fitness professionals with education to help clients maximize performance and achieve a healthful diet through protein consumption. Topics to be addressed include specific benefits of protein for muscle growth and repair, recommendations for quantity and type of protein to consume with exercise, distribution and timing of protein intake with exercise; high quality protein sources in food; protein supplementation; and protein for resistance training, endurance, and weight loss. In addition to highlighting the proven benefits of protein, the course will provide applicable strategies to help clients incorporate protein into meals and snacks. After taking the course, ACE members and NASM trainers will be able to call themselves “protein pros” as they will understand how protein is critical for active adults and the appropriate recommendations.

For ACE or NASM Members: Please complete the post-test here (Test / Answer Key) and email Sarah Romotsky at romotsky@ific.org for your Certificate of Completion to receive 0.1 Continuing Education Credits from ACE or NASM.

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