Sports Science Nutrition Workshop at CCCU Sports LabPosted on: 08/11/2018
On Thursday 8 November 2018 Sixth Form students visited Canterbury Christ Church Sports Labs for their second session in their University centred learning programme. Students are taking part in a number of sessions across the year to experience the life of a sport science student and to explore topic areas beyond the curriculum.
Session two had a sports nutrition focus, with students taking part in two activities. Session one was a seminar on sports nutrition with a focus on basal metabolic rate and carbohydrate loading. Students were able to calculate their own BMR, and then consider how their energy requirements would need adapting to take into account their training levels. Students were able to have a curious question answered and were also given an insight into the work of the sports nutritionist with professional athletes.
The second activity was a practical session where students made their own energy bars. Students made oat and date bars, with some choosing to add additional fruit or chia seeds. Students are now equipped to make their own energy bars in support of their own nutrition before training or performance. The students’ final products were sampled ‘Bake Off’ style at the end by a delighted Mr White. The prize for best bars was awarded to Deborah, George and Molly.
The students had a fantastic experience and look forward to their next visit.