Fuel for Young Athletes

Fuel for Young Athletes

Book - 2004
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Young athletes need more than practice to succeed in sport. They need a proper diet that will leave them energized and able to perform their best throughout the entire game.

Whether you're a coach, parent, or nutritionist, you can help young athletes fuel for energy, development, and performance through the sound nutritional guidelines presented in Fuel for Young Athletes .

Author Ann Litt, a frequently consulted nutritionist, columnist, and mother of two teenage athletes, presents the most essential guidelines for athletes in middle school through high school. Litt provides a complete resource filled with practical advice that coaches, parents, and even athletes themselves can apply directly to the training table. Among the topics she covers are

-food and fluid guidelines for young athletes,
-food plans tailored to the specific energy needs of 11 sports,
-recipe and snack ideas that appeal to teens and give them extra power on the playing fields and courts,
-fuel for muscle development and bone growth,
-eating for endurance training,
-tactics for safely gaining and losing weight,
-dietary supplements,
-high-performance meal planning,
-eating well in fast-food restaurants, and
-strategies for disordered eating.

Fuel for Young Athletes helps growing athletes meet their nutritional needs and guides them toward both optimal health and athletic success.

Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2004.
ISBN: 9780736046527
Branch Call Number: 613.2024796 L776
Characteristics: xi, 178 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

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