2013 Schedule of Events
Key Note Address – Monday, July 15th
Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD
Spokesperson, Author, Sports Dietitian
Sports Nutritionist, Atlanta Hawks
Nutritionist for the Atlanta Braves – Minor Leagues Sports Nutritionist, CES Performance
Co-Editor: NSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Nutrition is an often over-looked, legal way to enhance sports performance. Proper nutrition will fuel active muscles, combat the damaging effects of strength and power training while also improving recovery and training adaptations. In addition, a good diet can help an athlete maximize their energy levels, maintain sharp mental focus and contribute to sound sleep. This presentation will cover the key principles behind a performance nutrition diet for athletes of all ages.
Marie A. Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD, is a nutrition communications expert and one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists. She enjoys the challenge of communicating scientific information in an approachable, understandable format to a variety of audiences. Spano has appeared on NBC, ABC, Fox and CBS affiliates, and authored hundreds of magazine articles and trade publication articles, written book chapters, marketing materials and web copy on a variety of nutrition topics. She is co-editor of the NSCA’s Guide to Exercise and Sport Nutrition (Human Kinetics Publishers) and currently working on a second book. Spano is also a regular contributor to Food Product Design, Prepared Foods and FitnessRx for Women. She is the Sports Nutritionist for CES Performance and the Atlanta Braves – Minor Leagues.A three-sport collegiate athlete, Spano earned her master’s in nutrition from the University of Georgia and her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (UNCG) where she was a student athlete representative to the NCAA and scholarship cross country athlete. Spano is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
Monday, July 15th
Moving and Grooving to Better Brains
John Almarode, Dani Almarode, and Ryan Wylie
When it comes to student achievement, second only to reading, no other curricular area is supported more by research than physical education. Physical education is like candy for the brain. John Medina (2008) states that our brains were designed to solve complex problems in an unstable environment in almost constant motion. Quite simply, kids that move have brains that groove. So what about the brain is grooving when students are moving? Lace up your sneakers for this action-packed workshop that explores the brain benefits of physical education and the moves that make it happen. Participants will walk away with new dances and rhythmic activities that will be ready to use in any gymnasium from elementary to high school programs. In addition, participants will leave with a clear understanding of the brain science behind each dance and rhythmic activity. This is a session not to be missed.
Tuesday, July 16th
Larry Newell Ed.D., NREMT-P, CCEMT-P
President / COO, Emergency Training Resources, LLC
National Consultant, Emergency Care & Safety Institute
First Aid, CPR, AED Certification and Instructor Credentialing