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Most Fast Food Kids' Meals Don't Meet Nutritional Standards, Study Says

Only 3 percent of kids’ meals served at fast-food restaurants met federal dietary guidelines in a first-of-its-kind study  examining the nutrient quality of such meals in Houston.

Sports Travel: Eating Right On Airplanes and In Foreign Country

Traveling by air presents some unique nutritional challenges for the youth athlete trying to maintain a diet high in
carbohydrates and fluids, moderate in protein and low in fat. Here are some tips for eating right on the plane and while your child is playing sports in a foreign country.

Grocery and Convenience Stores Offer Healthy Sports Nutrition Choices

At all day events or tournaments, stopping at a grocery or convenience store is usually a better bet than the concession stand, which typically offers foods that are high in fat, (e.g. nacho chips, cheese fries, and hot dogs) and are expensive. Many supermarkets have a soup and salad bar with a variety of healthy foods. With guidance from parents and coaches, young athletes can find healthy, high carbohydrate, low fat foods in every aisle of the store.

Choosing Low-Fat Items at Fast Food Restaurants

Choosing lower-fat items at fast food restaurants when you and your child are away from home competing in a tournament or event is easy if you know what to look for and what items to avoid.

Tips For Healthy Dining At Ethnic Restaurants

Healthy high-carbohydrate, low fat meals are available at ethnic restaurants. You just have to know what to look for, what to avoid or watch out for, and what the good menu choices are:

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