Fuel Your Athlete For Success (49 Minute watch/listen- Subjects discussed in order below)
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-Stop demonizing food — there is no good or bad
-What should youth athletes be eating & what should they stay away from?
-Traditional carbs vs. “healthier” options (e.g., white rice vs. brown rice)
-Gameday eating guidelines
-Eating prior to a game – how much and when? (Gameday eating guidelines continued)
-Is caffeine okay for youth athletes prior to a competition?
-How important is hydration, and how much should athletes drink?
-Can you drink too much water?
-What counts as a fluid in terms of hydration?
-Importance of electrolytes
-Is there a danger of drinking too many electrolytes? (Be cautious of high potassium and low sodium drinks.)
-There is no “one size fits all” approach to sports nutrition
-Examples of carbs, protein, and fats to eat before training or competing
-Protein powder supplementation for kids (viewer question)
-Eat 2 Win app & My Sports Dietician
-Nutrition during injury
-Guidelines for gaining and losing weight
-Healthier fast food options
-What credentials should parents look for when searching for a sports dietician?
-The healing powers of food
-Wrap-up and contact information
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