This was the second in a series of two webinars designed to support informed decision-making around supplement use. The session covered topics such as batch-testing and methods that can be used to select the safest supplements, seeking out expert advice and how to conduct a self-assessment if athletes do not have access to a qualified dietician, and other key points that will help athletes protect themselves from inadvertent doping. The first session discussed food-first approach to training and performance; a recording of the webinar can be found here.
Joining us for part two was nutrition expert Catherine Naulleau, a former elite athlete in rowing and Canadian Olympic Team performance dietician at multiple editions of the Olympic Games, from Sochi 2014 to Beijing 2022. Also joining the webinar was Cassie Fien, an international track and field athlete from Australia and member of the Sport Integrity Australia Athlete Advisory Group. Catherine provided practical tips on the safer use of supplements in sport and Cassie will share her story of testing positive for a prohibited substance from supplement use.