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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Readers to Eaters; Second Edition edition (September 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983661529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983661528
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"This slender but info-dense book is packed with practical, concrete advice for fueling up, maintaining energy, and recovering from physical activity, backed up by research and explanations of physiological processes. Large sidebars and pull quotes get the point across—even to readers simply skimming the pages. Includes 33 appealing recipes."
School Library Journal

"Rating: OUTSTANDING. This attractive, contemporary, hip-looking, casual-sounding title…will surely motivate young athletes to be more conscious of their nutrition, make simple, immediate changes, and perhaps even keep focused for the rest of their lives on both healthy nutrition and positive athletic performance."
BayViews, Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California

"There are a ton of magazines out there that will tell you how to get in shape but Feeding The Young Athlete is the only guide I've seen that understand the uniqueness of the teenaged body. This is important, and it's well done. Kudos all around."
Bookslut

“With so much partial and misinformation available through the internet for young athletes, there is finally a common sense, informational book written for them in simple language… There are many boxes with quickly gleaned information, yet the pages never look crowded. Teens will probably begin by glancing at this book, but soon they will want to read it from cover to cover. Athletes are always trying to achieve their best. They know there is a relationship between what they eat and how they perform. Here is a book that is very accessible. Every library should own this book, display it and recommend it for teens, their parents, and coaches.”
CLCD, Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

“A great resource for parents, teens and coaches who care about easy alternatives to junk food and the nutritional reasons behind them.”
Clare Hodgson Meeker, Author, Soccer Dreams

“Thank you, Cynthia and Readers to Eaters, for a great family-friendly culinary resource!”
Melissa A. Trainer, Al Dente, Amazon Food & Cooking Blog

"A refreshing look at fueling athletes from the inside out. Feeding the Young Athlete serves up healthy sports food ideas paired with the science behind how they improve performance.”
Emily Edison, Sports & Wellness Dietitian, Owner, Momentum Nutrition & Fitness

From the Inside Flap

Eat to Win!
Practice is only part of a winning sports strategy. Whole foods need to be in the playbook to boost an athlete's energy, endurance and focus, both on and off the field.
What to eat to maximize performance? When to eat on game ays? How much to drink for proper hydration? Where to eat on the road?
These are vital questions young athletes, parents and coaches face every day while trying to refuel on the run.
In this revised and expanded edition, simple nutrition lessons are organized into essential eating guidelines with 33 terrific recipes for nutritious, delicious meals and snacks. Feeding the Young Athlete serves up the perfect game plan for improving performance and establishing lifelong healthy-eating habits.

More About the Author

Cynthia Lair is an Assistant Professor for Bastyr University's School of Nutrition and Exercise Science where she also directs their BS in Nutrition and Culinary Arts program. Find her on video in the on-line cooking show Cookus Interruptus: how to cook fresh, local, seasonal whole foods despite life's interruptions.

Watch her TEDx Rainier talk "How to Cut an Onion" on YouTube.

Ms. Lair has been an invited speaker at the Vancouver Wellness Show, Aegis, Starbuck's Vivecorp Program, Asante Health Systems, La Leche League conventions and the 2015 Nutrition & Health Conference (Arizona). She has taught whole foods cooking classes at the Puget Consumer's Coop, Sur La Table, Evergreen Hospital, Pike Place Market and many other venues. Latest schedule: cynthialair.com.

Her popular cookbook, Feeding the Whole Family and has sold over 80,000 copies. A fun new edition of her second book, Feeding the Young Athlete: Sports Nutrition Made Easy for Players and Parents was released in 2012. Shambhala Publications will introduce her latest - The Present Moment Cookbook - in Fall 2015.

Customer Reviews

I love Cynthia's writing style.
K. Strange
The recipes in this book provide great ideas for team dinners, drinks, snacks, and nutritious meals.
Diane Carney
Very informative and easy to understand.
Morgan Cooper

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Diane Carney on March 28, 2013
Format: Paperback
I enjoy both this book and Cynthia Lair's _Feeding the Whole Family_ for their recipes which use many of the same whole food ingredients. Shopping for a few new items in the pantry will go a long way toward being able to enjoy many of the delicious, wholesome recipes in this book. I've gone through several copies of Feeding the Young Athlete because I keep giving it away to teen athletes and their families to emphasize the importance of whole foods over less nutritious foods that are often grabbed out of convenience by busy athletes on the run. The recipes in this book provide great ideas for team dinners, drinks, snacks, and nutritious meals.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary Jester on December 4, 2013
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Good information, easy to read for either child (maybe 5th grade and up) or parent. Some of the recipes don't strike me as particularly child-friendly, and I have a kid who will eat almost anything, but an overall good book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MamacitaQ on August 15, 2013
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We really liked the smart thinking in this book. My child is a multi-sport athlete and quite fit, and eats a TON of food. She plays club volleyball, and planning snacks and meals around a 12-hour tournament day (especially when they might go for 2-3 hours without a break) was daunting. This really helped me get her the energy she needs.

Before this, I was doing a lot of things "wrong" - feeding her the larger meals too close to game times, and trying to get her to eat protein snacks just before a game - and since I've read this book, she has performed better and had a more consistent energy level. I can even see the difference between her and her teammates based on what I see them all eating and when. Now it makes sense to me!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Exerciser on January 23, 2014
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This is a very clear, straightforward book with lots of helpful suggestions and some recipes. Cynthia Lair's book, Feeding the Whole Family, is my all-time favorite cookbook, so I was hoping for more recipes, but it's still helpful and the recipes it has are good ones. I had my teenage son read it and he actually got a lot out of it--he changed some of his eating habits because of it. It's well written and has lots of practical advice about that to eat, when to eat it, and why your body needs it. It also has good suggestions for quick snacks, good choices for when you're travelling, and other practical tips. LOVE this author.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Clare on September 25, 2012
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I just finished Cynthia Lair's book and was really impressed with how much useful information she packed into a simple, readable format. The subtitle, Sports Nutrition Made Easy, is exactly right. The chapters are divided into healthy food and drink recommendations for before, during and after games and how these foods feed our bodies and minds. I am looking forward to trying some of the recipes in the last third of the book for yummy breakfasts, dinners and snacks. A great resource for parents, teens and coaches who care about easy alternatives to junk food and the nutritional reasons behind them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Kimmet on March 27, 2013
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Once again Cynthia Lair has provided an easy to use and follow book. I think her ideas are wonderful. I especially like how she includes whole foods and things that I can make instead of buying prepackaged junk.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katherine on February 25, 2013
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Cynthia Lair is a great writer. I also have a copy of her book Feeding the Whole Family. Both books have healthy, easy-to-follow recipes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tessa Thralls on January 18, 2013
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I love this book! As a nutrition student and athlete, I would highly recommend this book. It is easy to read and the style captures the attention of the most distractible readers. It is filled with great, educational information for athletes and their parents as well as practical suggestion and easy, yummy recipes.
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