Who can my development assignment-working with the individual athlete

Create a 1 day meal plan for the athlete and include serving sizes of each food, meal time, and nutrition information (calories, grams of carbohydrates, protein, and fat)

For the nutrition information, use your own knowledge, a computer software program or a website like www.myfitnesspal.com or www.sparkpeople.com or www.looseit.com to analyze dietary composition.

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Provide the total calories, grams and percentages of the three macronutrients the meal plan provides.

Provide a 1-2 paragraph description of why you gave the athlete the amounts and foods you did.

If you use ANY book, research article or website to create your plan, the reference MUST be given. Meal plans should be original; DO NOT copy or use another source’s diet or plan. 

Calculate RMR

Use Mifflin St. Jeor Equation (equation given in lecture notes) and show equation


Choose Activity Factor

Multiply RMR by Activity Factor


Add/subtract calories if needed to reach athlete’s goal 

Calculate macronutrient needs 




Athlete: Male, college baseball player

18 years old, height = 6’3”, weight = 175 pounds

5 baseball workouts a week (3 hours each) & 3 weight workouts (1 hour each)

One day meal plan for baseball practice & weights day, weights/conditioning is from 7:00-8:00 AM & practice is from 2:30-5:00 PM

History: swimmer his whole life, eats about 3000-4000 calories a day

Goal: Gain 25 pounds by next year


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