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Eating Right on Game Day

Eating right on game day is your athlete’s secret weapon for top-notch performance, whatever the sport. Here’s a sample game day nutrition plan: • Post-practice or afternoon game snack. The hours after practice orRead more

Eating Right on Game Day

Eating right on game day is your athlete’s secret weapon for top-notch performance, whatever the sport. Here’s a sample game day nutrition plan: • During the game/practice. Make sure your child keeps hydrated before,Read more

Eating Right on Game Day

Eating right on game day is your athlete’s secret weapon for top-notch performance, whatever the sport. Here’s a sample game day nutrition plan: • Don’t light-load or skip lunch. Many student athletes compete afterRead more

Eating Right on Game Day

Eating right on game day is your athlete’s secret weapon for top-notch performance, whatever the sport. Here’s a sample game day nutrition plan: • Pre-game breakfast. Gather together the family for a pre-game breakfastRead more

Nutrition for Everyday Athletes

• Topping it off with milk. In addition to water, fat-free and low-fat milk also are smart ways to help young athletes meet their fluid needs. But that’s not all. Just one cup ofRead more

Nutrition for Everyday Athletes

• Timing is everything. When you eat is just as important as what you eat. Your body needs two to three hours to digest a regular meal such as breakfast or lunch before anRead more

Nutrition for Everyday Athletes

• Flow with fluids. Good hydration should begin early in the day before kids even set foot on the playing field. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water during the day leading up toRead more

Nutrition for Everyday Athletes

• Eat with food safety in mind. Nothing will slow down your athlete more than food poisoning – having stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea after eating. Make sure you store snacks at properRead more

Nutrition for Everyday Athletes

• Use caution with fatty foods. Fatty foods slow digestion, which is not ideal for an athlete facing a competition. Greasy, fried foods and fatty desserts are filling and may leave your athlete feelingRead more

Nutrition for Everyday Athletes

• Spread out protein foods. Active bodies need protein to support growth and build and repair hardworking muscles. Young athletes should spread protein foods throughout the day, having some at each meal and with