The NFL is considering using vegetable shortening substitutes to replace some of the more commonly consumed ingredients in its games.
The NFL, in a letter to players, said it would study the use of the substitutes “in conjunction with its current nutritional and nutritional value assessment.”
The letter said it had received a request from the league’s senior vice president of food and nutrition, David M. Kupchak, who had been tasked with evaluating the use and quality of ingredients in the game’s product.
The letter said the league could choose to evaluate substitutes that were also of high nutritional value, such as coconut milk and coconut flour.
If the NFL determines that substitutions are less nutritional than those already on the field, the league may require the substitution to be limited to the game and/or season, or may require players to change their diet to meet the new standards.
The league did not specify which foods it was considering using substitutes for.
The letter does not mention the specific substitutes it is considering.
The practice of substituting proteins for other proteins is commonplace in other sports, such the NBA, NBA All-Star Game, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association.
The NBA has been considering using protein replacements since 2012, when the league instituted a nutritional test to assess players’ protein intake and the use or non-use of certain foods and supplements.
The NBA, in an effort to improve the nutrition of its players, has implemented a new nutritional evaluation process for the 2017-18 season, including an intake assessment and a nutritional monitoring program.
The NBAP is the governing body for the NBA Players Association.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the nation’s largest medical organization for pediatricians, said that the use, and the amount of protein replacement in the NBA is a concern.
The organization is also concerned about the possibility of protein substitutions becoming a part of the NBA’s regular season.
“I would encourage everyone to keep in mind that a diet with a high protein intake, including protein supplements, will improve athletic performance,” said Dr. Steven Nissen, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.
Nissen said the nutritional assessments, nutritional monitoring programs and the potential for protein substitution have been discussed and are being looked at by the NFL’s Nutrition Policy Committee.NISSEN said the NBA will not be able to guarantee the effectiveness of protein replacements, but he said it is important to monitor the health of players and their bodies.
The process of the nutritional evaluation is voluntary and is not required to be reported to the league, Nissan said.
In addition to nutritional testing, the NFL has also begun using the Nutrition Guidelines for Sports Nutrition for the first time, a group of nutritional experts who meet twice a year to review the nutritional needs of the league and its players.
A nutritional report is sent to the owners of the teams, and is reviewed by the owners’ nutrition advisory committee.
The committee reviews the report and gives its final recommendations to the commissioner.
The committee has been asked to review a list of substitutions and potential substitutes that are in the league.
The report includes suggestions for adding protein, fats, fiber and other elements to food to increase the nutritional value of protein.
The players are not required by the league to participate in the report, but they have been encouraged to participate by the committee.