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Martha McKittrick: Kids Are Like Cars - They Can't Run On Empty!

MomsTEAM may be in the final 10 days of October is Sports Nutrition Month, but the great advice from nutrition experts just keeps on coming! 

Today, we here from registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Martha McKittrick: 

Martha McKittrick

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

Think of the food a child eats before and after sports as gas for a car. It can't run on empty, says a top NYC dietitian, and neither can kids.

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.

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.

Nancy Clark: Peanut Butter Is My Top Food For Sports Nutrition

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 nutritionist and MomsTEAM expert, Nancy Clark:

Nancy Clark

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

Leading sports dietitian Nancy Clark says the best breakfast is any breakfast, but clearly some breakfasts are better than others in terms of nutrient-density. The best include at least three different kinds of foods per meal.
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