Eat Strong: The Best Nutrition for Young Athletes

Posted by Kathryn Wright, M.D. on May 11, 2016 12:00:00 PM

You’ve bought them the best helmet, pads, racket, bat, ball, glove or shoes available on the market. You’ve taught them how to protect their face from the ball, to keep an eye on the defense or how to slide properly into home. They stretch before practice to avoid pulling a muscle and you watch how they land or jump to make sure they can avoid a knee injury. If you’re taking every precaution to make sure your child can participate safely in athletics, make sure you’re not overlooking one obvious safeguard: nutrition. 

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Topics: nutrition for young athletes, what to feed a young athlete

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