Kids have their own nutritional needs—especially athletic kids. Yet most young athletes aren't eating properly to compete. Even if they're on a "healthy" diet, it's often supplemented by convenient but empty calories that are actually slowing them down.
Fortunately, with the right nutrition, young athletes can increase their energy, bolster their motivation, gain muscle mass, overcome fatigue, and improve their performance. Eat Like a Champion will help their parents:
- Tailor diets for training, competition, and even off-season
- Find the best food options, whether at home or on the go
- Address counterproductive or unhealthy eating patterns
- Understand where supplements, sports drinks, and performance-enhancing substances do—and don't—fit in
- And more
It took a registered dietitian who specializes in child and adolescent nutrition to write a book as focused and informative as this—complete with charts, recipes, and practical meal and snack ideas that can help athletic youngsters eat to win. It's a must-read for every parent of active kids ages eight through eighteen.
Table of Contents
PART I NUTRITION RULES AND REGULATIONS
- 1 The Growing Athlete: Body and Brain
- 2 The Starting Lineup: Major Nutrients
- 3 The Second String: Vitamins and Minerals
- 4 The Relief Pitcher: Fluids and Hydration
PART II PLAY-BY-PLAY EATING
- 5 Game Plan—One, Two, Three Meals!
- 6 Take a Time Out—Top Off with Snacks
- 7 Foul Play—Supplements and Performance Aids
PART III CLEARING THE HURDLES
- 8 Getting Off the Bench — Healing the Body with Food
- 9 The Special Diet Dilemma
- 10 Changing the Youth Sports Nutrition Landscape
- About the Author
- Free Sample Chapter from Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids by Anne K. Fishel, Ph.D.
- Title: Eat Like a Champion
- Release date: July 2015
- Publisher(s): AMACOM
- ISBN: 9780814436233