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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.

 

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.

Nutritional Supplements: Use Only To Fill Gaps & As Insurance, Experts Say

What do top sports dietitians and nutrition experts think of nutritional supplements? If you read their blogs last month, you already know the answer is, not much, with almost all saying that athletes should meet their nutritional needs with food.

Jennifer McDaniel: A+ Formula For Breakfast Is Protein + Fiber-Rich Food + Fruit

October is Sports Nutrition rolls on with some creative breakfast ideas from St. Louis-based registered dietitian Jennifer McDaniel: 

MomsTEAM:What do recommend sports-active kids eat for breakfast? 

Eating breakfast scores big, but eating high-quality breakfast foods wins the game. An A+ formula for breakfast includes: protein + fiber-rich food + fruit to ensure a mix of carbohydrates (necessary for brain & muscle energy) and protein (important for muscle growth after a long night's sleep).

Valerie Berkowitz: Following Five Key Lifestyle Habits Key To Optimum Sports Performance

As Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTEAM rolls into its third week,  we hear from child nutrition expert, Valerie Berkowitz, Director of Nutrition Education at The Center for Balanced Health:

MomsTEAM: What do recommend sports-active kids eat for breakfast? 

Valerie Berkowitz and family

There is no magic bullet when it comes to giving your child the competitive edge, but following five key lifestyle habits will help make the difference.

Lindsey Remmers: Avoid Supplements Where Possible, Pick Food First, Always!

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.

Lindsey Remmers University of Nebraska

Today we hear from the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Nebraska, Lindsey Remmers: 

MomsTEAM: What do recommend sports-active kids eat for breakfast?

The Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Nebraska warns about adulterated supplements, and advises parents to look on the label to make sure it has been third-party tested by a reputable company (e.g. NSF Certified for Sport).

Jill Castle: Best Snack For Child's School Back Pack Is The One That They Will Eat!

 

MomsTEAM has designated October as Sports Nutrition Month, and invited some old friends and some new ones to share their wisdom about nutrition by responding to a series of questions. We hope their answers will offer the always on-the-go sports parents we know you are some fresh ideas and choices for healthy, easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners and between-meal snacks for your active children.

Today we hear from child nutrition expert, blogger, speaker and author, Jill Castle:

Pediatric nutritionist Jill Castle

MomsTEAM: Tell us a little about yourself and why you wanted to get into sports nutrition?

The best snack to pack in a sports-active kid’s school backpack or gym bag is the one that will get eaten, says child nutrition expert, Jill Castle.

Dave Ellis: Walnuts Top List of Favorite Sports Foods

 

MomsTEAM has designated October as Sports Nutrition Month, and invited some old friends and some new ones to share their wisdom about nutrition by responding to a series of questions. We hope their answers will offer the always on-the-go sports parents we know you are some fresh ideas and choices for healthy, easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners and between-meal snacks for your active children.

Today we hear from USA Hockey sports dietitian Dave Ellis: 

Dave Ellis and family

MomsTEAM: Tell us a little about yourself and why you wanted to get into sports nutrition?

Sports dietitian Dave Ellis thinks a breakfast combining animal, dairy and vegetable protein will go a long way to support growing bodies and attention spans at school.

Allison Maurer: Rotisserie Chicken Makes Quick And Easy Meals After Sports

MomsTEAM has designated October as Sports Nutrition Month, and invited some old friends and some new ones in the nutrition field to share their wisdom by responding to a series of questions. We hope their answers will offer the always on-the-go sports parents we know you are some fresh ideas and choices for healthy, easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners and between-meal snacks and to help you stretch your food dollar.

Today we hear from sports dietitian Allison Maurer:

University of Tennessee sports dietitian Allison Maurer says her favorite quick and easy dinner to make for a family meal after an afternoon practice or game is rotisserie chicken at the grocery store because it can be used to make so many different quick meals.

Wake Up To Eggs: The Cognitive Benefits of High-Protein Breakfasts for Kids in School

Studies show that eating a high-protein breakfast has cognitive benefits, improving memory recall time, grades and test scores. Parents know that it's essential to make smart breakfast choices so their kids can do their best, and eggs are a great way to start the day off right.
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