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Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

presented by Roberta Anding, MS, RDN/LD, CDE, CSSD, FAND

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Financial: Roberta Anding receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Roberta Anding has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 49 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 39 Minutes

Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) is caused by a calorie deficit relative to energy expenditure. Prevalence estimates vary, but all clinicians working in high school and collegiate sports should be able to identify, assess, and create a plan of care for these athletes. This course will equip providers with the knowledge and assessment tools needed to manage these athletes.

Meet Your Instructor

Roberta Anding, MS, RDN/LD, CDE, CSSD, FAND

Roberta Anding is a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant for the Baylor College of Medicine Corporate Programs team. She is an instructor in the Baylor Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Roberta is faculty at Rice University and is currently the sports dietitian for the Rice Owls. She is the former sports dietitian for the Houston Texans,…

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1. The Physiology of Starvation

Healthcare providers are experts in assessing and treating injuries. Fuel use in starvation is significantly different, and this chapter outlines the key hallmarks of underfueling.

2. Pubertal Changes and the Consequences of Underfueling

The understanding of pubertal changes and growth and development of adolescents is critical in the prevention and treatment of RED-S. The consequences of underfueling on bone and growth will be explored.

3. Assessment of RED-S

This chapter will review the current assessment tools to identify disordered eating as part of a preparticipation physical. Physical assessment techniques and monitoring will also be highlighted.

4. High-Risk Dietary Patterns and the Physiological and Psychological Consequences of RED-S

Restrictive dietary patterns can be a warning sign of disordered eating leading to RED-S. This chapter will review the high-risk patterns and the physiological and psychological consequences.

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