Mission Ready: Nutrition that Supports Muscle and Physical Function

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Please join Dr. Lee Margolis, Nutrition Physiologist at US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine present on nutrition that supports muscle and physical function.

Military operations typically result in severe energy deficits due to increases in activity-induced energy expenditures while failing to increase energy intake. The resulting activity-induced energy deficit leads to in negative physiological consequences that ultimately compromise physical performance. This session will describe the negative physiological effects common during military field operations, and explore the potential for dietary protein as a viable intervention to reduce these negative effects both during and in recovery of activity-induced energy deficits.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the physiological consequences of activity-induced energy deficit
  2. Understand the function of dietary protein in mitigate negative effects of activity-induced energy deficits
  3. Understand the individual and synergistic roles of dietary protein and carbohydrate to facilitate muscle recovery


Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (Accredited Provider CP294) is approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration to provide continuing education to Registered Dietitians. This program is eligible for 1.0 CPEU.
Participants can provide feedback on the quality of the session content directly to CDR by contacting [email protected].


 Speaker Bio:

Lee M. Margolis, PhD

Dr. Margolis his nutrition research career as a uniformed dietitian stationed at the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) in Natick, MA. There he functioned as a research dietitian where he organized, supervised, and led field studies assessing energy expenditure using stable isotope methodologies, dietary intake using visual estimation and combat ration collection, and physiological response to Special Operations Forces training. After leaving the military, Dr. Margolis received his doctoral degree in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition from Tufts University, where he studied under Roger Fielding in the Nutrition, Exercise, Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory. Dr. Margolis is currently a Nutrition Physiologist in the Military Nutrition Division at the USARIEM. His research program aims at determining the nutritional needs of modern Warfighters during and in recovery from sustained dietary inadequacy and heavy physical activity through investigation of biochemical, cellular, and molecular metabolic responses to exercise, nutritional manipulation, and environmental extremes.

Thank you to our partners at Beef Checkoff for sponsoring this educational webinar.