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UEFA commissioned an expert group statement on nutrition in elite football.1 Gathering 32 global experts in football and nutrition research and practice, the expert group statement covers nine key topics specific to football and intended to enhance the practical application of sports nutrition provision within elite football teams (male, female, junior players and referees).
Given the importance of visual communication in the current sports science and medicine community, our expert group statement has been summarised into three key infographics: (1) match-day nutrition, (2) training day nutrition and (3) the ‘best of the rest’ that is, key take-home messages from the other topics within the statement. While methods such as infographics are a useful and potentially impactful way to engage practitioners and researchers, they do carry a risk of oversimplification and misinterpretation.2 We therefore strongly advise and encourage people interested in the infographics and take-home messages to read and digest the full expert group statement to better inform if and how you decide to implement nutritional strategies in your own practice.
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Contributors AM wrote the short infographic introduction. AM and JC prepared the first draft infographics with Yann Le Meur. All authors contributed to and agreed the final versions.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests See COI document linked to the main paper (too large to copy paste in here).
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Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.