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Safe Weight Loss and Maintenance Practices in Sports and Exercise

As part of an ongoing effort to highlight safe weight loss and weight management practices among active people and athletes at all levels, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) has released a new position statement on "Safe Weight Loss and Maintenance Practices in Sport and Exercise."

Should Athletes Really Avoid Carbs? A Top Sports Nutrition Expert Says No

For athletes who routinely train hard 4 to 6 days a week, carbs enhance performance and should be the foundation of each meal. Research-based recommendations for an optimal sports diet include far more carbs than you may realize, says sports nutrition expert Nancy Clark.

Diets of Pro, Elite and Olympic Athletes Are Surprisingly Varied

It isn't just the average person who has quirky eating habits. Elite athletes like Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt do, too.

Mike Boyle's Advice To Athletes: Eat More High Quality Protein and Vegetables, Less Carbs

Top strength and conditioning trainer Mike Boyle echoes the advice of more and more nutrition experts in talking nutrition with 4-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero: less carbs, more high quality protein.

Protein Supplements: Serious Athletes Don't Need Them, Research Suggests

The American College of Sports Medicine 2013 Annual Meeting was chock-full of useful nutrition information. In the second in a series of articles, sports nutritionist Nancy Clark discusses some additional research findings from the meeting.

Five Tips To Help Your Skinny Child Bulk Up

Genetics plays a powerful role in why some athletes have so much trouble gaining weight (and keeping it on). Although you cannot change your child's genetics and their tendency to fidget, you can boost their calorie intake. Here are five tips on how to help your child bulk-up healthfully and save money in the process.

Martha McKittrick: Kids Are Like Cars - They Can't Run On Empty!

MomsTEAM may be in the final 10 days of October is Sports Nutrition Month, but the great advice from nutrition experts just keeps on coming! 

Today, we here from registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Martha McKittrick: 

Martha McKittrick

MomsTEAM:Tell us a little about yourself and why you wanted to get into sports nutrition? 

Think of the food a child eats before and after sports as gas for a car. It can't run on empty, says a top NYC dietitian, and neither can kids.

Kat Barefield: Recommends Meal Replacement Shakes/Smoothies Before And After Exercise

As Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTEAM approaches its midway point,  today we hear from sports nutritionist, certified personal trainer, certified wellness coach, and mother of two, Kat Barefield:

MomsTEAM: Tell us a little about yourself and why you wanted to get into sports nutrition?

A registered dietitian, certified personal trainer and wellness coach recommends a carbohydrate- and protein-containing meal replacement shakes/smoothies before and after exercise to top off muscle fuel stores, replenish muscle stores, and support muscle repair and growth.

Lindsey Remmers: Avoid Supplements Where Possible, Pick Food First, Always!

October is Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTEAM. We invited some old friends and some new ones to share their wisdom about nutrition and offer always on-the-go sports parents fresh ideas and choices for healthy, easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners and between-meal snacks for your active children.

Lindsey Remmers University of Nebraska

Today we hear from the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Nebraska, Lindsey Remmers: 

MomsTEAM: What do recommend sports-active kids eat for breakfast?

The Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Nebraska warns about adulterated supplements, and advises parents to look on the label to make sure it has been third-party tested by a reputable company (e.g. NSF Certified for Sport).

Brad Taliancich: Parents and Athletes Always Asking About Nutrition


October is Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTEAM. We invited some old friends and some new ones to share their wisdom about nutrition and offer always on-the-go sports parents fresh ideas and choices for healthy, easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners and between-meal snacks for your active children.

Today we hear from youth sports coach Brad Taliancich:

Brad Talianchich and family

MomsTEAM: Tell us a little about yourself and why you wanted to get into sports nutrition?

A longtime youth sports coach says athletes and their parents are always asking about nutrition so he tries to impart a better understanding of the relationship between proper nutrition and athletic performance.
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