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1. Fuel for Young Athletes

1. Fuel for Young Athletes
by Ann Litt
Paperback: 192 Pages (2003-10-14)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$11.72
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Asin: 0736046526
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The foundation for success in sports is formed by effective skill and tactical instruction, adequate physical conditioning, and proper nutrition. Fuel for Young Athletes provides guidelines for meeting the essential nutritional needs of adolescent athletes to set the stage for good health and optimal performance throughout their sport careers.

Development of an athletic body hinges on whether the aspiring athlete gets the appropriate amounts and types of foods and fluids to spur growth, meet daily energy needs, and keep weight and fat levels within healthy ranges. Fuel for Young Athletes provides food plans to tackle the demands of specific sports, and recipe and snack ideas that will appeal to teens and power their performance on playing fields and courts.

Registered dietician Ann Litt addresses all the key issues, such as weight management, vitamin supplementation, growth, and hydration. Fuel for Young Athletes provides the nutritional bases for successful sport participation through the teenage years and beyond. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Learned how to plan out a winning diet plan for year-round swimmers
Parents are always asking around at swim meets and practices, "what do you feed your swimmer? During the race day? At night or for breakfast before the next meet?"We feel responsible for making sure our kids have enough of the right stuff to eat to swim fast during the day, and yet not eat to much they make themselves sick or slow them down.
I read the bulk of this book within a couple hours. It was organized extremely well.The beginning of the book talks about foundations of nutrition as they relate to young athletes and differentiating them from non-athletes.Then it provided great rules of thumb about what and when to eat depending on the type of sport your young athlete is involved.

My children are year-round swimmers.I never thought about the fact that theirnutrition needs for 3 hours of endurance training are completely different than race days where they swim in short spurts of a minute or two.This book helped us understand these facts and create a winning diet plan for both situations.

The ideas in this book helped me answer so many of my questions that I've recommended and lent this book to several parents on our swim team. ... Read more


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