May 21, 2009
Young athletes have the challenge of not only fuelling for growth but for their activity as well. Improper fuelling can affect their energy levels, their growth and increase their risk of injuries.
This month’s Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month “Keeping Young Athletes Healthy”, lists some key areas, such as schedules and picky eaters, for parents to consider when reviewing their young athlete’s diet.
To read this article and access the Coaching Association of Canada’s sport nutrition resource site for other nutrition tip sheets in the areas of vitamins and minerals, long distance travel, fluids, gaining weight, losing weight, and dietary supplements, please visit the site at: http://www.coach.ca/eng/nutrition/index.cfm .