Sports Nutrition and Sleep Science for Sports Coaches

Time: 26 February 2020 (Wednesday), 10am to 12pm

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Sports Nutrition and Sleep Science for Sports Coaches

(For All NROC Coaches)


Quality sports nutrition and sleep leads to quality sports performance. At this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn tips to optimise athletes’ nutritional intake while minimising effort and maximising benefit
  2. Understand the role of dairy protein in helping athletes prepare for activity and repair from exhaustive exercise
  3. Understand how good and poor quality sleep enhance and inhibit sporting performance respectively
  4. Understand the scientific principles behind sleep
  5. Help athletes develop good sleeping strategies and habits

About the Presenters

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, is the owner of Active Eating Advice – be fit, fed, fearless – a nutrition consulting company. Leslie is a nutrition consultant for the professional American football team Kansas City Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, the Women’s National Basketball Association and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sports Nutrition network. She was also the sports dietitian for several professional U.S. sports teams. Leslie is an adjunct instructor in the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and lectures extensively at universities and corporations. She is the author of Sport Nutrition for Coaches and the American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion and co-author of Run Your Butt Off, Walk Your Butt Off, Bike Your Butt Off and The Active Calorie Diet. Leslie has also authored numerous chapters for sports medicine and sports nutrition manuals.

Dr. Richard Swinbourne (Ricco) is a New Zealand trained dietitian through the University of Otago, and completed his Sport Dietitian course with Sport Dietitians Australia. Ricco worked with the New Zealand Rugby Union as their High Performance Nutritionist for National Teams between 2007 to 2014, including service delivery with All Black teams. 7 years ago, Ricco stepped sideways to explore the world of sleep among elite collision sport athletes, enrolling for a Ph.D. with Auckland University of Technology. Ricco’s work was published in the European Journal of Sports Science in December 2015, titled “Prevalence of Poor Sleep Quality, Sleepiness and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Athletes’. Ricco is currently the Team Lead of Sport Nutrition at the Singapore Sport Institute (SSI), and is enjoying applying both his nutrition and sleep knowledge to our elite environment here in Singapore.

Date and Time

26 February 2020 (Wednesday), 10am to 12pm [FULL]


SIRC Seminar Room (behind Singapore Sports Hub Visitor’s Centre)



CCE Hours

2 hours


Thank you for your interest. This workshop is full and closed for registration. 


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