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Nutrition to Optimize Immune Function

SCAN's guide on selecting foods that will promote positive immune function.


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

Athlete Scenario: Athletes engaged in heavy training need adequate rest and fuel to stay healthy.  This fact sheet provides nutritional strategies to optimize immune function.

Length: 1 page, single-sided

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Key Words: Athletes, Ironman, Running, Multivitamins, Antioxidants, Probiotics


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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