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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Here's some of the nutrition advice for parents we got from a panel of guest nutrition bloggers on how to keep their kids well nourished for sports and school:

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.
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