Nutrition for an active life

Rikki Keen, right, supporting the US Military Cycling Team, photo courtesy Rikki Keen.

Nutrition and diet trends are constant in the sports world, with athletes and outdoor enthusiasts seeking an edge in performance through the use of food and supplements. Rikki Keen, the Director of Performance Nutrition for the Orlando City Soccer Club, is with us to sort through the most popular and talked about trends of the last year, including a plant-based diet and intermittent fasting and the use of intravenous hydration and CBD oil. Rikki has spent most of her career as a dietician specializing in sports nutrition, working with age-group and professional athletes. Before she left Alaska for Florida, she was an adjunct professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she helped establish the UAA Human Performance Lab.

HOST: Lisa Keller

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Rikki Keen, Director of Performance Nutrition, Orlando City Soccer Club

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BROADCAST: Thursday, January 30th, 2020. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, was the Audio Media Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He now produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or All Things Considered and can still find him operating the sound board for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!