THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING A DIET TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH OF ATHLETIC ATHLETES
Background. This research aims to find out whether achievement can be influenced by knowledge of nutrition, genetics, talent, and effort. Nutritional knowledge such as macro and micro nutritional needs in athletes can influence eating behavior. This research involves the results of a literature study or mini-review based on various scientific sources including research journals, review journals, annual reports, books, and other data that discuss nutritional knowledge and food intake of athletic athletes.
Methods. This research uses an analytical observational method by observing and analyzing and then explaining the relationship between variables through hypothesis testing by looking for the relationship between diet and nutritional status of athletic athletes.
Data Analysis Techniques. The data collection technique uses a questionnaire sheet. The data analysis technique uses qualitative descriptive techniques.
Results. Based on the results of expert assessments and test results, the product was declared "Good" with the conclusion that the product is suitable for use to improve performance and nutritional status in athletic athletes.
Keywords: Athletics, Nutrition and Health