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Recovering from Hard Exercise: How to Refuel

What's best to eat for recovery after a hard workout? Here's how, as the parent of a hungry athlete, you can help them choose an optimal recovery diet.

Stress Fractures In High School Athletes: A Growing Problem

New research suggests that more intense training and inadequate diet are placing high school athletes at significant risk for developing stress fractures in the bones of the back, hip, leg and foot, with girls more likely to suffer such overuse injury and at an earlier age than boys.

Breakfast Burritos A Quick, Easy Meal Choice

Burritos are a great choice for any meal or snack, because they are an easy-to-prepare, one-dish meal that can be eaten fresh, even when your child is on the road, at any time of the day.  Here's a recipe for a breafast burrito, a high calorie, high carbohydrate dish rich in potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron and vitamin C.

High-Carbohydrate Diet Important For Young Athletes

When you or your child athlete thinks of food, think about carbohydrates, such as the whole-grain products, vegetables, and fruits that make up three-fourths of the FDA's new MyPlate food guidance system.

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