The popularity and interest in the FIS Youth and Children’s Seminar continues to grow. Now in its 17th edition, the 2019 FIS Youth and Children’s Seminar covered the topics of Nutrition and Development through Roller Skiing.
The morning session of the seminar focused on the nutrition of young snow sports athletes. Guest Speakers Dr. Samuel Mettler, Nutritionist for Swiss Sports School Magglingen and University of Zurich, and Martin Rinderer, Head of Nutrition at Olympic Centre Vorarlberg, Dornbirn/Austria, provided a great insight into what is nutrition, what are the benefits of nutrition, the challenges with implementation and solutions to those challenges. Both experts then joined a panel discussion and responded to questions from the seminar participants.
Dr. Samuel Mettler commented: “It’s a great format in that all countries can get together to examine such a topic. I look forward to seeing the future results.”
Following Dr. Mettler and Martin, Dr. Jenny Shute, FIS Medical Committee Vice Chair and Lead Welfare Officer gave an update on the FIS Safeguarding Programme. Much progress has been made with FIS is leading the work amongst other IF´s. Jenny presented the results of a recent internal survey and 45 nations have implemented Safeguarding policies there is still many who are yet to implement a policy.
In the afternoon, attention shifted to the development of snow sports through Roller Skiing. To introduce those not familiar with the sport, Roller Skiing Committee member Georg Zipfel provided a quick introduction course. This was then followed by two presentations from the Brazilian Snow Sport Association and Timor Leste Ski Associations who both have benefited greatly from successful Roller Skiing programmes in their respective countries. To round out the topic and close the 17th Youth and Children’s Seminar a live demonstration of Roller Skiing was arranged at the venue.
All presentations from this and previous FIS Youth and Children’s seminar can be found on online. Simply click the link below: https://www.fis-ski.com/en/inside-fis/development/bring-children-to-the-snow/seminars