Eating foods rich in Omega 3's (DHA or fish oil), such as tunafish or
salmon, twice a week, is good because they heart-healthy and may
protect the brain against concussion, says sports nutritionist Nancy
Taking nutritional supplements such as creatine, says sports nutritionist Nancy Clark, puts young athletes at a disadvantage
because if they start taking them early they will never know what their bodies can do without them.
All athletes regardless of the sport they play should think of food as fuel, says sports nutritionist Nancy Clark, fueling up before sports and refueling after, and, most of all, ensuring that they make time to eat.
Athletes should space meals out on a timeline approximately every four hours, starting with a bigger breakfast, and avoid an eating "crescendo" in which they consume most of their calories at dinner, says sports nutritionist Nancy Clark.