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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.

 

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.

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.

Could High Fat, Low Carbohydrate Diet Be Best For Weight Control, General Health, and Athletic Performance?

The conventional wisdom about diet over the last thirty years - that a low fat and high-carbohydrate diet is optimum for weight control, general health, and athletic performance, is under increasing assault by those who recommend precisely the opposite.

Biggest Sports Stars Endorse The Least Healthy Foods and Beverages, Study Finds

Eighty percent of the food products endorsed by professional athletes are energy-dense and nutrient poor, and an astounding 93.4% of the beverages they advertised received all their calories from added sugar, finds a disturbing new study, which called on athletes to refuse endorsement contracts that involve promotion of such foods and drinks.

Sports Nutrition On the Go: Advice for Parents Is Drink Up, Load Up, Refuel, and Replenish

To help on-the-go sports parents, here are four important sports nutrition points to remember and some tips on how to plan ahead for the hustle and bustle of the fall sports seasons: drink up, load up, refuel, and replenish

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.
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