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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.

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.

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.

Can Beet Juice Help Athletes Train Harder and Perform Better?

Nutrition highlights from the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, including research showing that eating beets/drinking beet juice before daily training could help athletes train harder and compete better.

Protein FAQs for Athletes

Protein is a popular topic these days among competitive athletes, but there is a lot of confusion about how much protein they need, when they should eat it, and the best kinds of protein to choose. A leading sports nutritionist answers to some frequently asked questions active people commonly ask about protein in a sports diet.

Sports Nutrition News

Here are a few of the nutrition highlights from the American College of Sports Medicine's 2012 annual meeting.

Talking Sports Nutrition: Parents May Not Be Best Messengers

A 2012 study by researchers at the University of Minnesota contains some troubling findings about parents' attitudes towards sports and healthy nutrition. MomsTEAM decided to ask sports nutrition expert Allison Maurer for her advice on improving nutrition among youth athletes. 

Healthy Eating A Challenge for Youth Sports Athletes, Parents Say

The food and beverages available to and consumed by youth athletes when they participate in organized sports is often unhealthy, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota.

High Fructose Corn Syrup Hurts, Omega-3 Helps Memory: Study

A new UCLA study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning - and how Omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the disruption.  Previous studies have shown Omega-3 helps heart health and may aid in recovery from concussion.
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