To understand the importance of whole foods nutrition in the prevention and treatment of injury and/or healing from surgery. To guide athletes in meeting energy, macronutrient, and micronutrient needs with whole food to keep them ready to play and/or return to play after injury.
June Kloubec, Ph.D., is a full professor at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. She has been involved in several multisite national studies on cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes, as well as studies about physical activity and the elderly. She has been a certified personal trainer since 1985 and is certified in yoga and Pilates. She also has been a collegiate track and cross-country coach.
Cristen Harris, Ph.D., RDN, is an associate professor at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. As an educator, researcher, and practitioner, her special areas of interest include sports nutrition, eating disorders, women's health, cardiovascular disease, family nutrition and child feeding issues, intuitive eating, and weight-neutral approaches to health and fitness. She has been a certified clinical exercise physiologist since 1998 and a certified specialist in sports dietetics since 2010.
Disclosure: The authors declare no conflicts of interest and did not receive financial support or inducements for the preparation of this article.