Eat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition for Your Young Athlete (Paperback)
It's hard keeping up with the nutritional needs for kids, and even harder getting them to actually eat many of these foods. Learn how to get your athlete on the right track.
With athletic kids, there's even more to pay attention to Most young athletes are not eating properly to compete--too many convenient but empty calories that are doing them more harm than good. As a result, these young athletes are losing energy when they should be increasing it, feeling deterred when they should be motivated, and decreasing muscle mass when they need it more than ever.
Fortunately, with the right nutrition, young athletes can increase their energy, bolster their motivation, gain muscle mass, overcome fatigue, and improve their performance. Registered dietitian and childhood nutrition expert Jill Castle has written this must-read resource for every parent of active kids ages eight through eighteen.
In Eat Like a Champion, parents will find help in:
- Tailoring diets for training, competition, and even off-season
- Finding the best food options, whether at home or on the go
- Addressing counterproductive or unhealthy patterns
- Understanding where supplements, sports drinks, and performance-enhancing substances do--and don't--fit in
Complete with charts, recipes, and practical meal and snack ideas that can help athletic youngsters eat to win, Eat Like a Champion just may be the difference-maker in your athlete's next game