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Eating During Exercise

Managing food intake during long events without risking performance


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

Eating during exercise can boost performance, improve recovery, and prevent dehydration. This fact sheet reviews when and how to use food and fluids as fuel during exercise, with specific examples.

Length: 1 page, single-sided

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Key Words: Athletes, Exercise, Marathons, Running, Fuel Blend, Fluids, Sweat Loss, Fluid Loss, Carbohydrate, Electrolytes, Hydration, Sports Drinks

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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