Injury prevention and post-injury nutrition

Wednesday 8th May 13:50 - 14:30

Injury can be common place amongst athletes, as such great care will be taken to avoid injury – and should injury occur, opportunities to return to sport quickly will be maximised. What is the role of nutrition in injury prevention, and how can nutrition contribute to recovery? This session covers prevention and recovery, how to balance the needs of the individual and the injury, and how nutrition can help athletes be less prone to injury in the future. The speakers will examine the latest research and in practice examples.


Dr Glenys Jones, Acting Chief Executive & Communications Manager at Association for Nutrition

Injury prevention


Chris Cashin, Nutrition and Sports Nutrition Lead at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Injury recovery


Dr Ali Hill at Solent University

The importance of post injury nutrition in elite sports


Sally Gunnell OBE, Olympic and World Champion