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Sports Foods

Specially formulated food and supplements that can enhance an athlete’s performance.


An Evidence-Based resource from the Sports Dietetics - USA subunit of SCAN.

Sports foods and beverages may affect exercise performance. This fact sheet reviews types of sports foods and provides goals and tips for using them to impact exercise performance.

Length: 1 page, single-sided

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Key Words: Athletes, Sport Foods, Sport Drinks, Sport Beverages, Carbohydrate, Protein, Supplement, Hydration


Written by SCAN registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide nutrition guidance. The key to optimal meal planning is individualization. Contact a SCAN RDN or a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) for personalized nutrition plans. Access “Find a SCAN RDN” a or by phone at 800.249.2875.

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