Fuel for Young Athletes

Fuel for Young Athletes

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Human Kinetics Publishers
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Fuel for Young Athletes

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.

Product Details

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

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Food Functions for Developing Athletes
Chapter 2: Nutritional Essentials for Sports
Chapter 3: Fluids for Athletes
Chapter 4: Fuel for Muscle Development
Chapter 5: Eating for Endurance Training
Chapter 6: Tactics for Gaining Weight
Chapter 7: Lessons on Losing Weight
Chapter 8: Dietary Details for Specific Sports
Chapter 9: High-Performance Meal Planning
Chapter 10: Fast-Break Food Favorites
Chapter 11: Beyond the Standard Game Plan
Chapter 12: Special Nutritional Needs for Preadolescent Athletes
Chapter 13: Strategies for Overcoming Disordered Eating
Chapter 14: Championship-Winning Recipes for Young Athletes


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