Nutrition Department FKM UNAIR Holds Sports Nutrition Seminar

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Head of Nutrition Department FKM UNAIR. (Photo: Akhmad Janni)

UNAIR NEWS – Athletes need nutritional measurement adjusted correctly with the physics and the kind of sports they play. That was the main discussion of “Sportsnutrition: Sports nutrition management to Improve Athletes Performance” seminar, on Saturday, December 17.

The seminar was held the academician of Nutrition Department, Faculty of Public Health (FKM) , Universitas Airlangga  in Kahuripan Hall 300. It was attended by participants coming from athletes, students and general public.

The speakers were Dr. Sri Adiningsih, dr., MS, MCN as the nutritionist of Indonesian Sports Committee (KONI) of East Java and lecturer of FKM UNAIR, Dr. Bambang Purwanto, dr., M.Kes as Faculty of Medicine (FK) UNAIR lecturer and KONI official, Prof. Dr. Hardinsyah., MS as the Chairman of PERGIZI PANGAN, Mury Kuswari, M.Si as the Chairman of Indonesian Sports and Fitness Nutritionist Association (ANOKI), Nazhif Gifari, S.Gz, M.Si and Albert Juwono, a dance sports athlete with three gold medals in PON XIX West Java.

Dean of FKM UNAIR Prof. Dr. dr. Tri Mariana, MS, who was also present and opening the event said that nutrition management has been proven well for PON XIX Jabar. “With 47 medals achieved by UNAIR students, one of them was by FKM student who got one silver,” she added.

In the same occasion, Head of Nutrition Department Dr. Annis Catur Adi, Ir., M.Si, said that nutrition is needed to get intelligence and physical health. “Nutrition is really needed especially for athletes as we need to remember that they are not tools but assets,” said Annis.

Lecturer of FK UNAIR explained about acidic and alkaline water in relation with rehydration after physical activity. “There are a lot of drinks claimed to be the best drink after exercise. It happens because of the people’s ignorance,” he said. (*)

Author: Akhmad Janni
Editor: Defrina Sukma S

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