Fueling the Growing Athlete

  • Topic Info:Over 21 million youth athletes between the ages of six and 17 play team sports on a regular basis, with another 5 million engaging on a regular basis.

    Many of these athletes will do anything to be faster, stronger, and better than their competition.

    Growing athletes need adequate nutrition for growth and development, as well as additional fluids and food to fuel their sport.

    How do youth athletes find the time between school, homework, training, and family affairs to properly fuel?  

    Heather Mangieri, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and American Academy of Dietetics Spokesperson, shares the best ways to keep your little ones fueled up.
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS