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Ketterly Encourages Helping Athletes to Choose Dairy

Jen Ketterly, RD, CSSD, Director of Sports Nutrition at the UNC Human Performance Center and the Sports Dietitian for the NBA's Charlotte Hornets and North Carolina Central University Athletic Department presented at North Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics virtual regional meeting. She discussed the role of sports registered dietitians during the pandemic, highlighting the importance of dairy throughout her discussion. Jen pointed to the value of dairy as an affordable option for food insecure athletes, choosing whey as an optimal protein option, using dairy as a source of vitamin D--an important inclusion support immune health--and picking dairy, a source of tryptophan, to help promote better sleep patterns.

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