More than 20 inmates attended a sports nutrition certification course, organised virtually by the Dubai Sports Council, in cooperation with Dubai Police’s General Department of Punitive and Correctional Institutions.
Conducted by professional nutritionists and fitness trainers, the Nutrition for Athletes course is certified by International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) and the Register of Exercise Professionals UAE (REPs UAE).
Trainers introduced inmates to the science of sports nutrition and explained the importance of nutrition in sports. They also educated them about how to prepare a professional and personalised nutrition programme for different athletes and for different stages of their preparation, as well as specialised nutrition programmes for competition.
The course sought to provide a healthy sports environment for inmates and prepare them for the next phase of their life, outside the correctional centres.
The Dubai Sports Council has been organising rehabilitation programme for inmates of penal and correctional institutes in Dubai for the past four years. Through the courses, participants receive internationally recognised certificates that will allow them to work both inside and outside the country.