University of New Hampshire
Animal and Nutritional Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Timothy Quinn, UNH Department of Kinesiology
An Assessment of Dietary Habits of Female Runners
This study will analyze the nutritional intake of a number of cross country runners in order to uncover any dietary complications caused by athletic training. The project will consist of a five day dietary log, in which participants will write every item that they consume (including: food, drink, any kind of supplement, e.g. herbals and vitamins). Profiles in a dietary assessment program will be made for each participant allowing for accurate nutrient requirement estimation and comparison with intake. After the assessment is completed recommendations to amend the diet can be made.