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BTEC Diploma Sport

Student's name Hayley L Bull

Unit No/Name Unit 10: Nutrition for Sports Assignment no. 1

Title Nutrition
Intake and Sport

Tutor Kelly Grimes Date set 1/11/10

Verifier Sarah Prout Date /time due 15/11/10

Student's comments
Identify strengths and weakness and areas where improvement could be made…

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To gain a pass, all pass criteria must be achieved to gain a merit, all pass and merit criteria must be achieved and
to gain a distinction, all pass, merit and distinction criteria must be achieved.

Grade awarded for this fully completed unit:

Assessor's Declaration

I certify that to the…

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All sports athletes have to have a balanced and healthy diet, if they don't then it can lead
to problems affecting their performance. Athletes must understand the importance of this
requirement to be able to perform their best in competitions. My selected sport is
swimming and the selected performer is…

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Vitamin B

Vitamin B is found in pork, chicken, turkey, cod, bread, whole cereal, egg, vegetables, soya beans,
peanuts, milk and potatoes. Vitamin B has two main functions these are Allows the body to use and
store energy from protein and carbohydrates and helps hemoglobin to form.

Vitamin C


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Potassium helps maintain fluid balance, a low blood pressure and helps nerve and muscle functions.


Calcium helps to form red blood cells and helps to promote strong teeth and bones. Calcium is
found in milk, fish and green leafy vegetables.


Sodium is found in salt, sea food,…

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The eat well plate

The Eat well plate shows how much of a certain food group we should have a day. We are
supposed to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. We are ment to eat small amounts
of fats, dairy produce and meat and…

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Food preperation

Food can be preparded in many different ways and some and healthier than others. These
methods include:

Fry frying foods is the most unhealthy method of cooking. It uses fat to cook the food. Fring is
used when cooking chips, eggs and bread.

Roasting roasting foods is still…

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Swimmers also need to be well hydrated before a race as they loose huge amounts of water through
sweating. Hydration can be tested. One of the tests include the colour of urine if it's a light yellow
then this is a sign of good hydration but if it's a dark…

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o Glass of pure fruit juice or water Hydration
o Normal size bowl Cereal Carbohydrates and protein
o Freash Fruit (banana, apple, orange, pear, ect protein, minerals, vitamins

During Sports participation

During sports participation no food should be eaten as the water in the working muscles will be sent

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