Nutrients and Calorie Needs in an Athlete's Training Diet


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Which of the following is a variable that does NOT influence an athlete's energy needs?

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1. Where should the majority of calories in an athlete's diet come from?

2. Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning dietary fat intake for athletes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nutrient and calorie needs for athletes tend to vary. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you to make sure you know what those variables are, as well as testing you on your knowledge of dietary fat, sodium levels, and vitamin and mineral needs related to an athlete's diet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Where the majority of calories should come from in an athlete's diet
  • The highly reactive molecules that are increased during exercise
  • A condition of having abnormally low blood sodium levels
  • Dietary fats in an athlete's diet
  • Variables that influence an athlete's energy needs

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding athletes' energy needs and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding dietary fat intake for athletes
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related athletes and diet lesson

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about an athlete's dietary needs, check out the corresponding lesson called Nutrients and Calorie Needs in an Athlete's Training Diet. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how nutrient and calorie needs vary depending on the athlete
  • Learn the different variables that determine an athlete's energy needs
  • Identify the three energy-yielding nutrients, including carbohydrates, protein and fat
  • Define glucose and Adenosine triphosphate
  • Understand the dietary fat, vitamin, and mineral needs of athletes
  • Define Hyponatremia
  • Recognize how mineral and vitamin deficiencies can decrease energy production in athletes