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Feeding the Young Athlete: Sports Nutrition Made Easy for Players, Parents, and Coaches (Paperback)

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Eat to win Practice is only part of a winning sports strategy. Whole foods have to be part of the playbook to increase energy, endurance, and focus, both on and off the field. What to eat and when to eat, pre-game, during and afterwards? How much fluid do you need to be hydrated? What to eat when you're on the road? These are critical answers to have for young athletes, competing on a demanding schedule and eating on the run.

In Feeding the Young Athlete: Sports Nutrition Made Easy for Players, Parents and Coaches, simple nutritional lessons are organized into 10 Essential Eating Guidelines and recipes for cooking healthy meals and snacks with whole grains and vegetables. These recipes and eating tips offer a gateway for young players, parents, and coaches to improve performance and establish lifelong eating habits.

Cynthia Lair, nutrition professor and culinary arts program director at Bastyr University--as well as a soccer mom--along with dietitian and triathlete, Scott Murdoch, PhD, bring you this essential reading for today's young athlete to make or choose great foods and drinks that nourish and replenish, at home, at school, or on the road.

About the Author

Cynthia Lair nutrition and culinary professor and author of the popular cookbook, Feeding the Whole Family, now in its fourth edition. Cynthia founded the Nutrition & Culinary Arts Bachelor of Science program at Bastyr University and has been a faculty member since 1994. She is also co-creator of the humorous online cooking program, Cookus Interruptus (, and gave a TEDx talk titled "How to Cut an Onion" in 2012. Cynthia was a soccer mom for more than 14 years and remains a loyal fan of the sport. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Scott Murdoch, Ph.D., RD received his Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and a doctorate in Nutrition and Human Performance. He is also a registered dietitian. Scott has over 20 years of teaching, research, and clinical practice in human nutrition and physical performance. In addition, he has competed in more than 90 triathlons, including three Ironman World Championships, and played tennis professionally for 18 years. He is a proud father of two athletic boys and lives in Bend, Oregon.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780998436623
ISBN-10: 0998436623
Publisher: Readers to Eaters
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English