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Eat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition for Your Young Athlete

Category: Book
By (author): Castle, Jill
Subject:  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Activities
  HEALTH & FITNESS / Children's Health
Publisher: AMACOM
Published: July 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.74in
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$ 21.00
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From The Publisher*Kids have their own nutritional needs-especially athletic kids. Yet most young athletes aren't eating properly to compete. Even if they're on a "healthy" diet, it's often supplemented by convenient but empty calories that are actually slowing them down. Fortunately, with the right nutrition, young athletes can increase their energy, bolster their motivation, gain muscle mass, overcome fatigue, and improve their performance. Eat Like a Champion will help their parents: Tailor diets for training, competition, and even off-season * Find the best food options, whether at home or on the go * Address counterproductive or unhealthy eating patterns * Understand where supplements, sports drinks, and performance-enhancing substances do-and don't-fit in * And more It took a registered dietitian who specializes in child and adolescent nutrition to write a book as focused and informative as this-complete with charts, recipes, and practical meal and snack ideas that can help athletic youngsters eat to win. It's a must-read for every parent of active kids ages eight through eighteen.
From The Publisher*Is your young athlete's diet helping or hindering? You may be surprised where the difference lies!
From The Publisher*It's hard enough keeping up with all the nutritional needs for kids--not to mention actually getting them to actually eat many of these foods. But with athletic kids, there's even more to pay attention to! So the unfortunate fact is, most young athletes are not eating properly to compete--too many convenient but empty calories that are actually doing them more harm than good. As a result, these young athletes are losing energy when they should be increasing it, feeling deterred when they should be motivated, and actually decreasing muscle mass when they need it more than ever.Fortunately, with the right nutrition, young athletes can increase their energy, bolster their motivation, gain muscle mass, overcome fatigue, and improve their performance. But how can a parent begin to get their athlete on the right track? Eat Like a Champion, written by a registered dietitian who specializes in child and adolescent nutrition, is the must-read resource for every parent of active kids ages eight through eighteen. In it, parents will find help in:• Tailoring diets for training, competition, and even off-season• Finding the best food options, whether at home or on the go• Addressing counterproductive or unhealthy patterns• Understanding where supplements, sports drinks, and performance-enhancing substances do--and don't--fit in• And moreComplete with charts, recipes, and practical meal and snack ideas that can help athletic youngsters eat to win, this invaluable resource just may be the difference-maker in your athlete's next game!
Review Quote*"Nutrition can be complex, even intimidating. Luckily, a new book has come out, Eat Like a Champion... must-read for athletes, and particularly parents." - Garrett Weber-Gale, Olympic gold medalist, Splash magazine 'terrific and much-needed new book about feeding young athletesshould be in the hands of every children's sports coach along with any parent with an active child.' - Mom's Kitchen Handbook 'explains the unique nutrition and energy needs of active youngsters. Sound advice.' - Barbara Quinn, national nutrition columnist 'the absolute best resource I've found to teach my children to eat!... so that my kids are performing at their best in school and on the field.' - Hott Books 'This should be in the hands of every health teacher. A must for parents and those entrusted with providing food for active young people.' - VOYA (Voices of Youth Advocates) ' provides information on everything a parent needs to know about feeding a budding athletic star, from major nutrients such as protein to vitamins and minerals to hydration.' - Energy Times 'does a good job explaining the unique nutrient needs of young athletesmethodically reviews myths around various supplements and sports drinks.' - Fooducate 'If you own just one book on nutrition for young athletes, make it Eat Like a Champion.' - Raise Healthy Eaters 'If you've got a young athlete at home, you need Jill's book. It's a go-to resource created specifically for children ages of 8-18.' - Real Mom Nutrition 'parents and coaches will find a wealth of information and commonsense suggestions to guide young athletes.' - Booklist "I found most value was in the closer look at how we eat, supplementing safely, the dangers of dieting, and the treacherous food environment that all child athletes must face these days" - Weight Matters 'packed with good information for parents who want to up their nutrition game for their kidscall to action to improve the food and beverage choices in children's sports.' - Mama Sweat 'I wish Castle's book was available decades ago. I would have read it during my son's pitching and hitting lessons.' - US News & World Report 'Castle has once again provided a valuable resource on child nutrition, whether you are reading it as a health professional or as a curious parent.' - Weighty Matters "
Biographical NoteJILL CASTLE MS, RDN, CDN, is a registered dietitian and child nutrition expert. A contributor to SportingKid magazine, a representative to the Youth Sports Safety Alliance, and the mother of four young athletes, she writes about sports nutrition for websites and sports organizations. She is the coauthor of Fearless Feeding . "