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Disordered Eating and Body Image Issues Among Athletes Rising

Eating disorders affect an estimated 13 to 42% of athletes, depending on sport and gender. The number of reported cases appear to be on the rise as a result of increased public awareness and a greater willingness of athletes to seek treatment.

Sports Nutrition On The Road: Plan Ahead

When an athlete is traveling, they need to plan ahead to meet their nutritional needs, says sports nutritionist Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD. She recommends bringing cereal, granola bars, trail mix and even peanut butter sandwiches to avoid the hunger that can lead to poor nutritional choices on the road.

Some Fat Needed In Athlete's Diet

Sports nutritionist Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, says that, because fat is needed to absorb certain vitamins, athletes, particularly in endurance sports, should include some "healthy fat" (e.g. almonds, peanut butter, olive oil) in their diet.

Home-Made Egg Rolls: A Delicious And Different Post-Game Snack

As a team parent, I had the honor of being at least twice on the snack rotation for my son's Little League team.  What started as a routine obligation, morphed quickly into a fun "competition" amongst parents over who could make the most asked-for team snack.  I made egg rolls for the team snack, team parties, coaches' gifts, school international projects...... the list goes on.   With so much attention given to healthy snacks, I decided that "healthy" is in the eyes of the beholder. Instead, I opt for FUN and introduce to you, my famous, "Mrs. B's Egg Rolls".   

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Bigger Better, Nutrition Key, Mental Toughness Essential

Strength and conditioning coach Mike Boyle advises parents of young
athletes that: bigger is better, nutrition is key, and developing mental
toughness and commitment is essential.

Give Kids the Fuel They Need with Good Nutrition

Children need good, healthy food in order to perform at their best. Here are some tips to better fuel kids for school, sports and extracurricular activities.

Teachers and Moms Agree: Egg Breakfasts Best for Important Days

As kids head back-to-school, reestablishing a morning routine can be hectic, but it's important that breakfast is not forgotten. With just a little know-how, a high-quality protein breakfast of eggs takes just minutes.

Ten Hydration Tips for Youth Athletes

A handy list of ten hydration tips for youth athletes from MomsTeam's Dr. Susan Yeargin.

Sports Nutrition News from the ACSM 2011 Annual Meeting

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the world's largest organization of sports medicine and exercise science professionals. At ACSM's 2011 annual meeting in Denver, over 6,000 exercise scientists, sports dietitians, physicians and other health professionals gathered to share their research. Here are a few of the nutrition highlights.
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