A Parent's Trusted
Youth Sports Source

A Safer, Saner,
Less Stressful &
More Inclusive
Youth Sports
Ages 14 to 18 Ages 11 to 13 Ages 8 to 10 Ages 5 to 7 Under Age 5
Sports Nutrition Health & Safety Store Sports Consumer Alerts  

Search MomsTeam



Regular Season

Post Season

Endless Season

Cardiac Awareness Channel


Elite Athletes

Head Injury Awareness Channel

Heads Up

Health And Safety Channel

Hydration Channel

Lessons Learned

Featured Moms

Nutrition Channel

One Mom's Story

Ounce Of Prevention

Parent Training

Question of The Week

Sports Girl Talk

Performance Parenting

Team Builders

The Cheers And Tears

Youth Sports News

Books and Videos


Free Newsletters

Gear Locator

Reprint Policy

Resources and Links


Speakers Bureau

Sports Crises Response

Team Moms Info

Time Clocks


MomsTeam Membership: Click here to join
Privacy Policy


You are on the Old website.

This article has been updated and moved to the new website.
Click here to be redirected to the new site or
copy and paste into your browser:

Nutrition Articles Resources
Recall of Bottled Water with Sport Caps
Consumer Alert Archives

Enter to Win
Photo Constest

Help MomsTeam celebrate the upcoming launch of our new website by participating in our photo contest.

From May 15 to June 30, 2008, MomsTeam invites you to submit photographs of your child playing sports. The first 2,000 eligible entrants to send us a photograph in a .jpg format will receive, absolutely free, two (2) eighteen count boxes of CLIF Kid™ Organic ZBaR™ products from Clif Kid! More >>

By: Lindsay Barton

A number of studies in recent years have shown that sports drinks re-hydrate kids who are active in the heat better than water. Given a choice, kids will drink a lot more of a sports drink than of a glass of water. More >>

By Suzanne Nelson, .Sc.D, RD

StrawberriesBecause most children and teens eat a lot of snacks, their nutrient content may go a long way in determining whether their nutritional needs are being met. Here are some healthy snacks to provide your child (or to encourage them to buy in a vending machine or at the local convenience store). More >>

Sports Parents Alert

Death In The Dairy Case
By Patricia A. Farrell, Ph.D

Where is the one most convenient and unsuspected "drug store" for your kids? Why it's your friendly super market, convenience store or even the local pharmacy. For Full Article >>

Playing Basketball1. Support Hydration: Children have special fluid needs. Compared to adults, kids are more likely to suffer a heat illness when exercising in the heat.
More >>

By Suzanne Nelson, Sc. D., R D

FriesWhen lower-fat choices are selected, fast food meals can be part of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. More >>

By Suzanne Nelson, .Sc.D, RD

Well-meaning parents and coaches, who advise youth athletes to take dietary supplements in an effort to promote early athletic development, improve performance, or to provide nutrition "insurance" are, unfortunately, misinformed. More >>

Making a Fresh Fruit DrinkA new, first-of-its-kind survey conducted for the American Dietetic Association's sports nutrition practice group, SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists), finds that many parents are confused about the right foods and fluids to give their kids who play sports. More >>

According to a recent survey, almost 80 percent of U.S. adults believe they need to drink eight glasses of water each day to stay hydrated while 72 percent do not believe they get adequate amounts of water from their daily diets and typical drinking habits. More >>

Hydration Essentials
Sponsored by SunnyD

By Suzanne Nelson, .Sc.D, RD

flying fruitWhether it's training for a soccer game or playing a backyard game of catch, children's athletic performance, development, and growth depend largely on eating the right foods. Unfortunately, most children (and adults) forget just how important nutrition is to good health and athletic performance. Many children, especially in the years before puberty, have poor eating habits (skipping breakfast, eating the same foods day after day). As a result, their diets are missing nutrients and their growth and athletic performance may be impaired. More >>

By Suzanne Nelson, Sc.D., RD

PizzaMany parents are confused about what their child should eat before training and competition. You need to remember that eating well during training is just as important as eating well right before a competition. Proper dietary habits help your child train harder so that he or she is better prepared for competition. More >>

By: Susan M. Forshner

Sardines: Good for Athletes, Great for Champions BELA-Olhão sardines boast a list of health benefits for young athletes. More >>

By Suzanne Nelson, .Sc.D, RD

Healthy BreakfestOnce children enter elementary school, they begin to develop eating patterns that are more independent of a parent's influence and scrutiny. New activities and peers begin to influence food choices as your child is exposed to a variety of new foods and different social situations. Your child's food choices will tend to be repetitious, so that the foods they include in their diets remain relatively constant over time. More >>

A new, first-of-its-kind survey conducted for the American Dietetic Association's sports nutrition practice group, SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists), finds that many parents are confused about the right foods and fluids to give their kids who play sports. More >>

By Suzanne Nelson, .Sc.D, RD

CookiesThere are a surprisingly large number of myths about nutrition. In this and future articles, I will try to set the record straight about some of the most common. Here are some myths and facts about sugar. More >>

By Suzanne Nelson, .Sc.D, RD

Kid Running Illustration

Critical Cardiac Information

Hydration Essentials
Sponsored by SunnyD

By Suzanne Nelson, .Sc.D, RD

It may be hard to believe, but while you are standing on the sidelines bundled in a sweater on a crisp fall day watching your child running up and down the soccer field, she may become dehydrated. More >>


By Bridget Swinney

kids snackingThere is an epidemic of overweight kids - and you don't have to read the newspaper or watch the news to find that out. Just take a look at kids at the mall or in the schoolyard. You can also see a shortage of kids outside playing, biking or running. More >>

For a complete list of articles on Nutrition, click here.


Content Rating

Back To The Top