BANT Exercise & Sports Nutrition Event – Tickets Available

Join us online on Saturday 09 November 2024 for a deep dive into how science-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine can be used to support the goals of active exercisers and athletes, covering diet, supplements, exercise types, frequency and intensity, and recovery. This is intended to equip nutritional therapy practitioners with the confidence, and new knowledge, to work with clients seeking help to improve their exercise performance and the benefits they can enjoy from exercise for healthy living.

Stacy T Sims

Session Title: The Female Athlete: Metabolic considerations and implications for training and performance

Session Outline: Stacy’s session will include:

  • Sex differences and specific exercise recommendations across the varying female hormone profiles (naturally cycling, hormone contraception, peri, and post menopause)
  • What is HIIT, SIT, MICT, RT? So many acronyms, but each has a different impact and subsequent adaptive response on the body. How to determine what is appropriate for your client based on their lifestyle and goals. 
  • Sex differences in fueling strategies and application (or not!) of popular diet trends (fasted training, keto, insulin resistance)
  • A deeper dive into fasting:  What is IF vs TRE? How does this apply to the active population and is there a benefit?
  • Low Energy Availability (LEA) and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport
  • Dispelling the myths of hydration: is water enough?

Speaker Profile: Stacy T. Sims, MSC, PHD, is a world-renowned exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who is working to close the gender gap that exists in the exercise, sports, and nutrition science space.

She is author of ROAR, a science-based book exploring the differences between training and nutrition for women of all ages, NEXT LEVEL, specific for peri- and post-menopausal women, both formed the basis of her famous TEDx talk, “Women Are Not Small Men”.

Dr. Sims has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and several books and is a regularly featured speaker at professional and academic conferences, including USA Cycling and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Stacy currently holds a Senior Research Associate position with SPRINZ- AUT University, an adjunct faculty position with Stanford Lifestyle Medicine, supervises PhD students, writes academic papers, and is on the advisory board of several cutting edge companies. She also has her own business where she creates and delivers online learning material focused on women training with their physiology across the lifespan.

She currently resides at the beach in Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand with her husband and young daughter.

Ian Craig

Session Title: What can Nutritional Therapists do for athletes and exercisers?

Session Outline: Ian’s session will include

  • What can Nutritional Therapists already do for athletes and active individuals?
  • What requires specialist Sports Nutritionist education?
  • What is an “athlete” vs an active individual and what is the implication for the support they need and NTs can provide for their exercise and nutrition?
  • The quantitative requirements of sport and exercise nutrition, while honouring metabolic complexity
  • Macronutrient balance and nutrient timing
  • The AMPK-mTOR seesaw in the sense of anabolic-catabolic balance and lifelong health and fitness
  • Fuel for the work required in sport and exercise, with a case study of an Olympic distance triathlete
  • Exercise programme components for the aspirant centenarian Olympian or simply all-round holistic functional fitness and health  i.e., strength, aerobic peak (VO2), aerobic endurance, balance (also, power, x-sectional muscle area)


Speaker Profile: Ian Craig, MSc DipCNE BANT Fellow, is the founder of the Centre for Integrative Sports Nutrition (CISN) and course leader of their online postgraduate courses. He is an experienced exercise physiologist, nutritional therapist, NLP practitioner, and an endurance coach. Clinically, within a team dynamic, Ian works with sporting individuals and complex health cases at his Scottish home, and

Additionally, Ian co-authored the Struik Lifestyle book Wholesome Nutrition with his natural chef wife Rachel Jesson, and is currently co-writing the Textbook of Integrative Sport and Exercise Nutrition, to be published by Routledge in 2025.

Kirsty Baxter

Session Title: Optimising benefits from exercise and nutrition for performance and recovery

Session Outline: Kirsty’s session will include

  • For the individual who likes to exercise – volume, periodisation, alternating between strength and skill demanding training and the nutrition to match
  • Case study: utility of bio wearables for active lifestyle / amateur athletes: HRV, basic Heart Rate e.g of an ultra trail runner 
  • Case study: Incorporating body comp metrics into a plan: tech options, frequency, analysis, insight, action approach?
  • Nutrient timing significance and application 
  • Protein dosing latest science, overall intake, per meal threshold, change with age, gender, optimal for muscle protein synthesis, leucine threshold, anabolic window
  • High carb vs keto vs moderate, suitability for different exercise pursuits / sports e.g., keto for exercise modalities where fat oxidation provides sufficient energy, cyclical keto? 
  • Supplements for exercise and recovery: 
  • Basics of sports nutrition and hydration e.g. fueling for activity / pre and during exercise / glucose / fructose etc.

Speaker Profile: Kirsty is a member of BANT and a CNHC Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with over 8 years of clinical practice, with a Masters in Advanced Nutrition. She has completed training in Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (IFM) and is a published researcher (2021).

Kirsty has a passion for sport, previously a long-distance road runner of 25+ years and multiple races to her credit. From the age of 45 she competed in 11 amateur bikini fitness competitions in Zimbabwe and SA, with four top-five placings, winner of the 2016 Ms Zimbabwe Masters Bikini Fitness 35+, participated in the Arnold Classic Invitational May 2017 and won of the Masters category at National Body Building show in 2019. As an athlete, she understands the value of optimising nutrition as an integral part of sports performance.

Ticket Holder Benefits

All ticket holders will enjoy –

  • 4-5 Hours BANT-Approved CPD plus additional Bonus Live sessions with our event partners, all or most of which you can also use as CPD
  • Special Event gift for all ticket holders (with UK mailing addresses)
  • We have 3 x 3 month Healthpath Pro subscriptions to give away, available to both new and existing customers – these will be given away via a competition during the 09 November livestream
  • All Livestream content is recorded + all ticket holders receive access to recordings and presentation materials.
  • Before, during and after 09 November there will be a Facebook Group community for event resources, Q&A and special offers, exclusive to ticket holders
  • In addition to the CPD Content, enjoy a special active experiential session matched to the theme on 09 November (also recorded)


Session Recordings

All live sessions are recorded and made available within days. This includes both the 09 November ‘main day’ live sessions and all the Bonus Live webinars that follow with event partners and speakers.

Thank you to our Event Partners

Our partners add value through additional Bonus Live webinars, educational resources and event special offers. Their support enables BANT to offer high-value, low-cost events to members and beyond.

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