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For current and aspiring performance nutritionists! The IOPN (Institute of Performance Nutrition) "We Do Science" Podcast, hosted by Dr Laurent Bannock, features a wide variety of leading guest experts (elite practitioners and scientists) with expertise in sport and exercise nutrition & related fields relevant to 'real-world' practice.

Apr 4, 2020

Episode 134 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Nutrition Behaviour Change for Professional Weight-Making Athletes" with Dan Martin PhD, Liverpool John Moores University, UK).

Discussion Topics Include:

  • Dietary and weight-making practices in weight-making athletes
  • Weight-cutting in the extreme life of professional jockeys
  • Exploring a multi-faceted nutrition behaviour change intervention grounded in behaviour change theory
  • An overview of the Capability, Opportunity, Motivation – Behaviour (COM-B) model and Behaviour Change Wheel (BCW) in the context of professional jockey athletes and their support network
  • A "sneak peek" into Dr Martin's own practice as a working example of how COM-B and BCW theory can be successful applied as a bespoke nutrition behaviour change intervention in "real world" practice

Key Paper(s) Discussed / Referred to:

  • Development and Implementation of a Nutrition Behaviour Change Intervention Grounded in COM-B and Behaviour Change Wheel Theory for Professional Weight-Making Athletes (not yet published)

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