Title: Logic Model: Planning and Evaluating Sports and Wellness Initiatives

Description: In this presentation, the speaker will outline the theories and models behind developing, implementing, and evaluating a nutrition programs in a sports or wellness program. It's a full fledged "How To" for sports nutrition and wellness programs. Discussions around education, systems, and culture will be included. The speaker will give examples on how to develop your own model and program, brainstorm different ideas that you can implement into your program. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just getting started- I wish you luck in the development of YOUR nutrition program for your clients.

As a result of this session you will: 1. Identify use of logic models to organize nutrition initiatives; 2. Explore intervention modes for working with athletes and communities, 3. Apply lesson into a logic model for your nutrition initiatives

Learning Needs Codes: 1000, 9000

Performance Indicator Codes
12.3.1 Designs programs and/or interventions based on assessment and evidence-based literature.
12.3.9 Identifies measurable outcomes and indicators for evaluation plan.


Speaker Bio:
Anthony Paradis is a registered dietitian nutritionist and licensed dietitian (2011), certified specialist in sports dietetics (SCAN, 2016) and certified strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA, 2016). He is a past president of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and a current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Collegiate Professional and Sports Dietitians.  He holds a PhD in Education from Tennessee Tech.  He joined the University of South Carolina Athletics staff in September 2021 as the department's first director of Olympic sports nutrition where he guides the nutritional education and development of the approximately 570 Gamecocks competing in Olympic sports. Prior to this, he was the director of sports nutrition and a nutrition instructor in the School of Human Ecology at Tennessee Tech, where he completed his Ph.D. in education. A constant student of his industry, Paradis has been active in pursuing grants and publication, including grants from NCAA Innovations in Research and the Tennessee Tech Office of Sustainability for a project to support sustainable sports nutrition. An active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Collegiate Professional and Sports Dietitians and S.C.A.N. Sports Nutrition Practice Group, he has presented at various conferences focused on education and how dietitians and personal trainers can work together. As an athlete, Paradis has consistently pushed himself to record-setting heights as both the Tennessee (2017) and Texas (2015) state record holder in powerlifting with Natural Athlete Strength Association. He also completed a solo 500-mile consecutive hike on the Colorado Trail in 2015, which was the foundation for his first master's thesis, and competed on American Ninja Warrior in 2012.