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Cynthia Lair: Develop A Child's Connection Between Food and Athletic Performance


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 nutritionist, educator, best-selling author and online cooking show host, Cynthia Lair:

Cynthia Lair

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

An educator, cookbook author, and online cooking show host says it's high time we thought outside the cereal box for breakfast and taught kids to feel the connection between food and athletic performance.

Jill Castle: Best Snack For Child's School Back Pack Is The One That They Will Eat!

 

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 child nutrition expert, blogger, speaker and author, Jill Castle:

Pediatric nutritionist Jill Castle

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

The best snack to pack in a sports-active kid’s school backpack or gym bag is the one that will get eaten, says child nutrition expert, Jill Castle.

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.

Christie Rampone: Nutrition and Hydration Advice For Aspiring Athletes

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.

Christie Rampone with gold medals Today we hear from three-time Olympic gold medalist, Captain of the US Women's Soccer Team, and mother of two, Christie Rampone:

MomsTEAM: What kind of healthy snack favorites do you share with your kids?

Taking in the right kind of fuel before a busy day, practice or game, staying properly hydrated, and recovering properly after sports are key says three-time Olympic gold medalist and mother of two, Christie Rampone.

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.

October is Sports Nutrition Month

With the school year and fall sports season in full swing, parents face challenges every single day in making sure kids get the nutritious meals and snacks they need to perform at their best in class and during sports after school. Fruits and vegetables

Hard to believe that a year has come and gone since our first October is Sports Nutrition Month. For the many who are new to MomsTEAM, our series of blogs by nutrition experts is, to borrow a phrase, new to you. For those who have been regular visitors to MomsTEAM, we hope you will the blogs helpful in providing your kids the nutritious meals and snacks they need to perform at their best, both in class and during sports. Let the healthy eating begin!
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