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Top Three Nutrition Tips For Athletes

Sports nutritionist and MomsTeam expert Nancy Clark's top three nutrition tips for athletes: think of food as fuel; fuel by day, diet by night; and, think quality calories.

 

SmartTeams™ Talks: Sports Dietitian Allison Maurer Says Youth Athletes Grossly Overfed But Chronically Under-Fueled

University of Tennessee sports dietitian, Allison Maurer, RD, views nutrition as one of the missing links in injury prevention, thinks the message about sports nutrition needs to be changed to "food is fuel," and urges an increased presence of nutritionists at the high school level.

Running On Empty (Or Not): Answers To FAQs About Pre-Game Nutrition

The most frequently asked question athletes of all ages and abilities ask sports nutritionist Nancy Clark is, "What should I eat before I exercise? Here are answers to FAQs about pre-exercise nutrition.

Foods to Strengthen Your Child's Teeth

Nutrition plays a huge role in how strong your child's teeth and bones form. You can help your kids develop and grow by encouraging healthy foods in their diet. The right foods can help teeth and enamel stay strong and healthy. Here are some common foods that can help with your children's oral health.

Regular Sports and Energy Drink Use By Teens Linked With Cluster of Unhealthy Behaviors

Weekly consumption of sports drinks and energy drinks among adolescents is significantly associated with higher consumption of other sugar-sweetened beverages, cigarette smoking, and screen media use, according to a new study.

Carbohydrates: A Bad Rap From The Media?

If what the media would have you believe were true, carbohydrates are bad for everyone, athlete and non-athlete alike. The truth, says a top sports nutritionist, is that all the hype about carbs doesn't apply to athletes.

Nutritionists and Dietitians Team Up For Fuel Your Dreams™ Public Service Campaign

In celebration of March as National Nutrition Month, a team of nutritionists and dietitians has launched the Fuel Your Dreams public service campaign to help parents motivate their kids to tie the benefits of healthy food choices to being the best they can be.  The program educates families about nutritional health using its Kid Kritics ApprovedTM Seal, so that parents can quickly find foods that are "kid approved" (taste good) and meet firm nutrition guidelines.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Celebrated as Leaders in Improving America's Nutritional Health

March is National Nutrition Month®, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthful eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates the contributions and expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts.

Nutrition Report Cards: A Path Towards More Healthy School Lunches?

Sending parents a weekly Nutrition Report Card (NRC) via email listing their child's school lunch food choices could be a feasible and inexpensive tool to nudge children toward more healthy, less expensive options and away from less healthy, more expensive ones, says a pilot study by researchers at Cornell University.

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.
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