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Food & Drink - July 2022

The Vegan Athlete's Nutrition Handbook
The Essential Guide for Plant-Based Performance
Nichole Dandrea-Russert RDN


Hatherleigh Press



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General / adult
Aug 15, 2023
$25.00 CAD


8.97in x 6.98 x 0.61 in | 1.08 lb

Page Count:

256 pages
Hatherleigh Books
Hatherleigh Press
Using the latest research in sports nutrition, this handbook helps athletes maximize their performance, expedite recovery, and optimize their health through balanced, plant-based eating.

Debunking the myth that a plant-based diet and high-intensity athleticism just don’t mix, The Vegan Athlete’s Nutrition Handbook is a comprehensive guidebook for anyone looking to dive deep into the science behind plant-based eating and peak performance. Making the choice to switch to a plant-based diet shouldn’t mean giving up your gains — in fact, incorporating more plant-based foods may even give you an athletic advantage — provided you know how to properly fuel your body while eating vegan.

The Vegan Athlete’s Nutrition Handbook
• Breakdown of key macro and micronutrients in a plant-based diet
• The latest information on healthy supplements and dosing
• Over 25 flavorful and fueling vegan recipes
• Sample meal plans to create nutrient-rich, complete vegan meals
• Guidance on the top athletic concerns, including bone health and rapid recovery

The book provides expert guidance for everyone from weekend warriors to professional athletes, whether you are plant-curious, transitioning to a plant-forward diet, or want to refine your existing plant-based nutrition plan. With easy-to-follow vegan menus, recipes, tips, and tricks that can enhance performance, boost recovery and improve health, there’s no reason not to be a vegan athlete!

A COMPREHENSIVE BREAKDOWN. By carefully defining and exploring the ins and outs of plant-based dieting, including the benefits of key macro- and micronutrients, the book doesn’t just tell you what to eat—it teaches you how to care for and support your body during athletic training.

GOING VEGAN WHILE GOING FOR GOLD. The book tackles the challenge of adopting a vegan diet while still pursuing peak physical performance by addressing unique concerns including bone health, protein needs and sources, iron intake, and vegan-friendly supplements.

BASED ON UP-TO-DATE EXPERT RESEARCH. Using evidence-based research, the book helps you make best use of plant-based/plant-forward eating habits to improve your training, recovery, and rest periods…as well as everything in between.

Nichole Dandrea-Russert, MS, RDN, has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for 25 years, specializing in heart disease, diabetes, sports nutrition and women’s health. For the past ten years, she has focused on plant-based lifestyles through inspiring and educating people about plant-based eating to optimize their health and the health of the planet. Nichole has been featured in Yoga Journal, Veg News and Atlanta Journal Constitution through her plant-based chocolate company, Nicobella Organics. She also has a plant-based blog for wellness tips, recipes and inspiration called Purely Planted. She currently lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband.

Author Residence: Atlanta, GA

Author Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Marketing: Feature on Hatherleigh Press website, www.hatherleighpress.com

Feature on GetFitNow website, www.getfitnow.com

Feature on author website, www.purelyplanted.com

Viral marketing to health, wellness, fitness, and food communities

Collaborate with author in her role as State Coordinator for the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

Email announcement to 20,000+ Hatherleigh consumer mailing list

Social media outreach (twitter, youtube, instagram, facebook)

Feature on GetFitNow Facebook page (130K+ followers)

Publicity: Target pitches to health, wellness, food, and regional magazines

Review copies available to key media, targeting wellness and fitness editors, health editors

Release is broadcasted via email one month prior to publication to 10,000 to 15,000 media outlets

Feature stories emailed and placed in hundreds of weekly and daily newspapers

Feature Website: www.purelyplanted.com/

Author Website: www.purelyplanted.com/

Author Social Media: facebook, twitter, instagram

“…a must have for anyone who wants to understand how to eat plant-based for optimal nutrition, performance, and recovery. It’s like having a nutrition coach by your side and will be your go-to whenever nutrition questions arise.” —Dotsie Bausch, Olympic silver medalist and 8x US National Cycling Champion

“No matter your level of exercise or fitness, if you want to get into the details of plant-based eating and come away feeling full of info, this is your book.” —Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RD, co-author of Plant-Based Sports Nutrition

“…a guide that every plant-based athlete should have, whether they are a strength athlete or Crossfitter or an endurance athlete.” —Kayla Slater, MS, RDN, ACE-CPT of Plant Based Performance Nutrition and Run Coaching, LLC

“…provides a quality resource for plant-based protein sources which is challenging to find for athletes who are plant-based or interested in transitioning to a plant based diet.” —Sara Love, ND, naturopathic physician and ultramarathoner

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