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Young athletes are always on the go. School, family, and sports eat up a lot of time. For parents and coaches, it can be a challenge to make sure kids are eating healthfully enough to perform at their best on and off the field. Fueling Young Athletes provides the help you need.
In this practical guide, Heather Mangieri - a sport dietitian and mother of three active kids - breaks down the nutrition needs of young athletes and explains what the latest research suggests. You’ll analyze current eating habits and preferences and how and where these can be improved. You’ll learn how healthier meals and snacks can equate to improved performance while still being convenient and appetizing.
Fueling Young Athletes addresses the issues that families and athletes most often face, such as late-night practices, inconvenient school lunchtimes, demanding tournament schedules and travel leagues, and lack of sleep. Best of all, you’ll find a collection of easy recipes for smoothies and sport drinks, all with common ingredients and nutrition information.
Weight management, supplementation, fueling, hydration—it’s all here. Fueling Young Athletesis practical and realistic. If you are a parent or coach, it’s the one guide you should not be without.
Contents

Part I Sports Nutrition for Today’s Athlete

Chapter 1 Building a Champion

Chapter 2 Day-to-Day Nutrition for Healthy Growth

Part II Nutrition Needs for Sports and Individual Goals

Chapter 3 Fueling and Hydrating for Your Sport

Chapter 4 Adjusting Body Composition to Reach Your Goals

Chapter 5 Fueling Your Game Day Performance

Chapter 6 Understanding Supplements

Chapter 7 Identifying and Dealing with Disordered Eating

Part III Customize Your Sports Nutrition Plan

Chapter 8 Creating Your Personal Plan

Chapter 9 Breaking Down Healthy Eating Barriers

Part IV Recipes

Chapter 10 Liquid Fuel Recipes

Chapter 11 Solid Fuel Recipes

About the Author

Heather Mangieri, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, is an award-winning food and nutrition expert, registered dietitian, and board-certified specialist in sport dietetics. She is the founder of Nutrition CheckUp, a nutrition consulting practice with expertise in sport nutrition, weight management, and disordered eating. She consults with a variety of clients, including casual exercisers, competitive athletes, and families looking to eat well while navigating busy schedules. She specializes in helping active adolescents eat well for proper growth, development, and sport performance.

 

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