Dan BenardotProfessor Emeritus Nutrition
State University of New York at Canton, Associate of Science (A.S.) 1968
New York Major: Food Service Administration
State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 1971
Major: Foods and Nutrition
Minor: Child Development
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 1980
College of Human Ecology
Major: Human Service Studies and Nutrition
Nutrition and Human Performance (Sports Nutrition)
The Young Athlete
Relative Energy Availability and Obesity
Arroyo F, Benardot D, and Hernandez E. Within-Day Energy Balance in Mexican Female Soccer (Football) Players - An Exploratory Investigation. International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. 2018; 4:107. doi.org/10.23937/2469-5718/1510107 (Refereed)
Fahrenholtz IL, Sjödin A, Benardot D, Tornberg ÅB, Skouby S, Faber J, Sundgot-Borgen J, and Melin A. Within-day energy deficiency and reproductive function in female endurance athletes. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 2018: 1-8 doi: 10.1111/sms.13030 (Refereed)
Benardot D, Zimmermann W, Cox GR, and Marks S. Nutritional recommendations for divers. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 2014 (24):392-403. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2014-0012 (Refereed)
Robertson S, Benardot D, and Mountjoy M. Nutritional recommendations for synchronized swimming. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 2014 (24): 404-413. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2014-0013 (Refereed)
Mountjoy M, Burke LM, Maughan R, Benardot D, Costill D, Cox GR, Derave W, Koivstu A, Melin A, Mujika I, Pyne D, Robertson S, Sharpe R, Shaw G, Stellingwerff T, Tipton K, Verhagen E, and Zimmermann W. FINA-Yakult consensus statement on nutrition for the aquatic sports. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise
Metabolism 2014 (24): 349-350. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2014-0032 (Refereed)
Benardot D. ”ACSMs Nutrition for Exercise Science-1st Edition”, Wolters Kluwer Publishers © 2019; 590 pages (ISBN-13: 978-1496343406; ISBN-10: 1496343409)
Benardot D and Thompson WR. Chapter 6: Nutrition and Human Performance. IN: Bushman BA (Ed) “ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer”, 4th Edition. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: New York. © 2014, pp. 158-191. (Book Chapter)
Benardot D. Chapter 49: Gymnastics. IN: Maughan RJ (Ed) "Sports Nutrition: Volume XIX of the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine, an IOC Medical Commission Publication. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.: London. © 2014, pp. 596-606. (Book Chapter)
Journal Proceedings and Abstracts
Bellissimo MP, Benardot D, Thompson W, and Nucci A. Relationship between within day energy balance on body composition in professional cheerleaders. The FASEB Journal. 2017; 31(1): Supplement 795.2
Cole CL, Thompson WR, Brandon LJ, Benardot D, Otis J, and Hendrick RC. Effect of high intensity interval exercise on plasma acylated ghrelin concentrations. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2016; 48(5S): 945-950
Cole CL, Brandon LJ, Benardot D, & Thompson W. Relationships among energy balance, time of day, and obesity prevalence. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2015; 47(5S): 637-641. (Refereed Journal Research Abstract)
Andrews E, Thompson W, Benardot D, Brandon J, Ligouri G, & Hendricks R. The relationship between BMI, perceived weight, and academic performance in minority Middle school students. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2014; 46(5): S684. (Refereed Journal Research Abstract).
Chinese Sports Universities Lecture Series in Tianjin, Chongqing, and Shanghai, China. Topic: “Sports Nutrition”. August 14-16, 2018.
FIFA Sports Nutrition Certification Workshop. Mexico City, Mexico. Topic: “Sports Nutrition”. June 8-9, 2018.
American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. President’s Lecture: “Seeking Gold: The Evolution of Nutrition Strategies for Creating a Champion”. June 2, 2018.
Guatemala Olympic Committee Conference, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Presentations on Sports Nutrition. September 20-22, 2017
Beijing Sport University, Beijing China: Lectures on Sports Nutrition to University Community. September 11-14, 2017
Cyprus Dietetic & Nutrition Association International Meeting on Novelties in Nutrition and Dietetics. Nicosia, Cyprus. Topic: “Keynote Speaker: Harnessing Technological Innovations for Personalizing Nutrition Interventions”. December 2, 2016
Cyprus Dietetic & Nutrition Association International Meeting on Novelties in Nutrition and Dietetics. Nicosia, Cyprus. Topic: “Matters of Exercise and Body Weight: A Step-By-Step Process for Helping Athletes Achieve Optimal Performance Weight and Body Composition”. December 3, 2016
Chair, University Radiation Safety Committee (2011-Present)
Member, University Provost’s Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee (2013-Present)
Member, Honors College Advisory Committee (2011-Present)
Member, University Senate (2005-Present)
Editorial Board, ACSM Health & Fitness Journal (2008-Present)
Editorial Board, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (2010-Present)
Advisory Board, Titus Sports, Tallahassee FL (2010-Present)
Advisory Board, National Dairy Council Whey Protein Advisory Panel (2008-Present)
Head Scientific Advisor, NutriTiming LLC, Atlanta GA (2008-Present)
Nutritionist, Performance Enhancement Team. US Figure Skating (2004-Present)
Member, Olympic and Paralympic Committee-American College of Sports Medicine (2006-Present)
Awards and Honors
International Excellence Award. Awarded by Georgia State University, Office of International Affairs, in recognition of significant contributions in promoting international education. (2007)
Honorary Doctorate. Awarded by Marywood University in recognition of accomplishments in the area of Sports Nutrition. (2002)
Recognition of Service Awards Presented by the American Dietetic Association in recognition of service as a member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee. (3 Awards: 1997, 1998, and 1999)
Outstanding Educator Award. Presented by USA Gymnastics at Annual Congress and Olympic Trials, Boston, MA, June 1996.
Alumni Honor Roll. Presented by the State University of New York (System) in Albany, New York. November, 1995
SCAN Achievement Award. Presented by the Sports and Cardiovascular Nutrition (SCAN) practice group of The American Dietetic Association, San Diego, California. April, 1993
Who's Who in American Education, 1992-1993 Edition. The National Reference Institute, Chicago, IL.
Recognition of Service Award. Presented by The American Dietetic Association in Recognition of Service as a Site Visitor for the Council on Education Division of Education Accreditation/Approval from 1988 through 1991. October 1991.
Outstanding Service Award. Presented by The American Dietetic Association in Recognition of Service on the Affirmative Action Committee of the House of Delegates from 1988 through 1990. October, 1990
Masters of Innovation Award. (2nd Place) Presented by Zenith Data Systems for development of a computer software package submitted in a national competition. May, 1989.
Outstanding Merit Award. Presented by the Inter-sorority Council of Georgia State University. March 6, 1989