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Feeding the Young Athlete: Sports Nutrition Made Easy for Players, Parents, and Coaches Paperback – September 25, 2012
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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."
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
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.
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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!
A good book to use when you are trying to get 3000 calories/day into your children. The school lunch probably isn't going to cut it on game or meet days.