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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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"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.
Top Customer Reviews
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best book I have ever encountered on nutrition for young athletes - and helpful for non-athletes as well. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Silver Star
So great, I'm purchasing more copies to share with my adult recreational sports league!Published 6 months ago by PEI PEI SUNG
Great info for parents of growing athletes. I thought I had nutrition down already but learned quite a bit. Glad to get some new recipes to try as well. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Baileyirishsetter
This book was featured in the USA Swimming magazine, Splash. As a mother of two swimmers, one 9 and the other 11, it keeps us focused on a routine for nutrition and hydration... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Page Fuller
Good book with solid information about feeding your kids healthy snacks and meals.Published 10 months ago by Sharkabrah
Loved the recipes as well as the advice on food choices and hydration. I told my daughter's cross country coaches about this book and they have purchased it now too. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jen C
Great book for kid athletes - focuses you attention on what 'good' food really means!Published 16 months ago by William A Anderson