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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.

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.

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.

Nutrition Advice for Sports Parents

October is Sports Nutrition Month may be over, but the need for parents to keep their kids well nourished for sports and school isn't. Here's some of the nutrition advice for parents we got from our guest bloggers last month.

Healthy Halloween Tips

We all know how sinfully delicious Halloween can be. Your little goblins may go wild for treats on October 31st, but that doesn't mean you, and your family's healthy diet have to! Here are six tips from the experts at the Pritikin Longevity Center for having a healthy Halloween.

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.

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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