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Should Athletes Avoid Junk Food?

There is no such thing as a “bad food,” says a top sports nutritionist. There is a bad diet, yes, as judged by looking at the whole day’s intake.

Helping Student Athletes Perform At Their Best: A Game Plan for Sports Moms

Today's sports moms do much more than juggle schedules and drive athletes to and from games. Moms are committed to going the extra mile to ensure that their kids are well-rested, well-nourished, well-hydrated and mentally prepared to perform at their best, both in the classroom and on the playing field.  To help your kids achieve peak performance, here's a ten-point "game plan" to address time, nutrition and performance concerns.

Adding Fresh Vegetables to Family Diet Is Easy

A vegetable rich diet reduces risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some cancers as well as lowering pressure and the risk of eye and digestive problems. Vegetables also regulate the appetite, preventing obesity and promoting good health.

Grocery and Convenience Stores Offer Healthy Sports Nutrition Choices

At all day events or tournaments, stopping at a grocery or convenience store is usually a better bet than the concession stand, which typically offers foods that are high in fat, (e.g. nacho chips, cheese fries, and hot dogs) and are expensive. Many supermarkets have a soup and salad bar with a variety of healthy foods. With guidance from parents and coaches, young athletes can find healthy, high carbohydrate, low fat foods in every aisle of the store.

High-Carbohydrate Menu: A Sample Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Looking for ideas for a high-carbohydrate menu for your child? Here's a sample menu.

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