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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).

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.

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.
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