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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).

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.

Leslie Bonci: Nutritionist To The Pros Says Parents Need To Be Nutrition Coach

As Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTEAM moves towards the finish line on Halloween (yes, we will even have healthy eating tips for a traditionally unhealthy holiday!), today we hear from University of Pittsburgh sports dietitian Leslie Bonci:

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

The sports dietitian to all the Pittsburgh pro teams says parents who resist being their child's nutrition coach shouldn't expect their kids to care about what they eat; if they insist, their kids will make eating a priority, and if they persist, their kids will perform better in the classroom and on the field.

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.

Tracy Bowman: Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas For The On-The-Go Family


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 sports dietitian Tracy Bowman:

Tracy Bowman Han

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

A sports dietitian from Pennsylvania says that, as long as an athlete eats within the proper time frame pre- and post-exercise, food is just as effective as any expensive dietary supplement.

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.

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.

How To Make The Best Home Made Greek Yogurt: A Healthy and Affordable Alternative To Store-Bought


Over the past two months I have made more than 24 batches of non-fat, hormone free, plastic free, organic Greek yogurt that, I dare say, is far better tasting and better for you than than the store bought kind, and, once you get the hang of it, easy to make.

We eat lots of Greek yogurt in my family (one son goes through 3 large containers a week), but recently we Home made Greek yogurtbegan to add up our grocery receipts and we realized that the price has been creeping up to a point where a 32 ounce container of Chobani or Fage Low Fat Greek Yogurt costs between $5.59 and $7.49, depending on the store, and it doesn't go on sale all that often.

Here's how to make the best home made Greek yogurt. It's easy to make at home, once you get the hang of it, and beats the store-bought kind because it is less expensive, doesn't waste plastic, and is hormone-free (and organic, if you buy organic milk).

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