Snacks

Food News from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Experiencing the Food & Nutrition Expo at the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetic Association's annual convention is an eating adventure! Several hours and many calories later, I emerged from the Expo with a sampling of items that can contribute to an effective sports diet. Here is brief snapshot of some of what I saw.

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.

Leslie Bonci: Nutritionist To The Pros Says Parents Need To Be Nutrition Coach

As Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTEAM moves towards the finish line on Halloween (yes, we will even have healthy eating tips for a traditionally unhealthy holiday!), today we hear from University of Pittsburgh sports dietitian Leslie Bonci:

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

The sports dietitian to all the Pittsburgh pro teams says parents who resist being their child's nutrition coach shouldn't expect their kids to care about what they eat; if they insist, their kids will make eating a priority, and if they persist, their kids will perform better in the classroom and on the field.

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.

Valerie Berkowitz: Following Five Key Lifestyle Habits Key To Optimum Sports Performance

As Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTEAM rolls into its third week,  we hear from child nutrition expert, Valerie Berkowitz, Director of Nutrition Education at The Center for Balanced Health:

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

Valerie Berkowitz and family

There is no magic bullet when it comes to giving your child the competitive edge, but following five key lifestyle habits will help make the difference.

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).

Patty James: Setting Right Example For Kids Is Her Most Important Nutrition Tip

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 one of MomsTEAM's regular contributors, author, chef, and founder of Direction Five Health, Patty James:

Patty James with her two dogs

MomsTEAM: What is the best snack to pack in a sports-active kid's school backpack or gym bag?

The founder of DirectionFive Health, a national culinary and nutrition program for kids says parents can get kids excited about health and fitness by being a role model. When children see their parents making healthy choices, she says, they will too.

Lisa McDowell: Dietary Supplements Not 'Lightning In A Bottle' For Athletes


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 Lisa McDowell, sports dietitian for the U.S. Olympic Team at the recent London Games and for the Detroit Red Wings:

Sports dietitian Lisa McDowell

MomsTEAM:What are your top five foods for sports nutrition?

McDowell: 

A sports dietitian for Olympic and professional athletes emphasizes the importance of maintaining a schedule of meals and snacks for proper fueling and recovery, adequate hydration before, during and after training and competition, and proper rest and sleep.

Tracy Bowman: Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas For The On-The-Go Family


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 sports dietitian Tracy Bowman:

Tracy Bowman Han

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

A sports dietitian from Pennsylvania says that, as long as an athlete eats within the proper time frame pre- and post-exercise, food is just as effective as any expensive dietary supplement.

Cynthia Lair: Develop A Child's Connection Between Food and Athletic Performance


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 nutritionist, educator, best-selling author and online cooking show host, Cynthia Lair:

Cynthia Lair

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

An educator, cookbook author, and online cooking show host says it's high time we thought outside the cereal box for breakfast and taught kids to feel the connection between food and athletic performance.
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