Fuel for Young Athletes

Fuel for Young Athletes

by Ann Litt, Alan Litt
     
 

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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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736046527
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
10/14/2003
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
735,228
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Nancy Clark
This easy-to-understand, practical guide is a must read for all parents and young athletes. It provides sound sports nutrition information to optimally fuel the growing athlete's body.
—(Nancy Clark, MS, RD Sports nutritionist and author of Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook)
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"Fuel for Young Athletes provides a sound nutritional program that developing athletes can use to reach their full potential. Author Ann Litt's practical advice factors in not just what foods are best for future sports stars, but also what teenagers like to eat. A valuable guide for young athletes, their coaches, and their parents!"

Tim Flannery
Assistant director, National Federation of State High School Associations

“If you are a parent looking for food tips for your growing athletes, Ann Litt's Fuel for Young Athletes will answer your questions and calm your concerns.”

Nancy Clark, MS, RD
Sports nutritionist and author of Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook

"This easy-to-understand, practical guide is a must read for all parents and young athletes. It provides sound sports nutrition information to optimally fuel the growing athlete's body."

Mitzi Dulan, RD
Sports Nutrition Consultant, Kansas City Chiefs

Tim Flannery
Tim Flannery,Assistant director, National Federation of State High School Associations
If you are a parent looking for food tips for your growing athletes, Ann Litt's Fuel for Young Athletes will answer your questions and calm your concerns.

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