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Fueling the Growing Athlete

From the Show: Eat Right Radio
Summary: If your children are involved in organized sports, do you know how to best keep them fueled up?
Air Date: 10/9/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Heather Mangieri, MS, RDN
Mangieri Heather 1759smallHeather Mangieri is an award-winning expert in wellness and human performance and a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. She owns Nutrition CheckUp, a consulting practice that specializes in sports nutrition, weight management and family wellness. She also coaches weight management and wellness clients to improve their life with nutrition and physical activity to feel better and prevent disease. Mangieri frequently writes on sports nutrition and weight management topics and speaks to consumers and professionals. She is a former faculty member in the department of exercise science at Chatham University and an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh. Mangieri is on the leadership team of the Academy’s Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition dietetic practice group and is currently working on her first book, Fueling Youth Athletes. In 2012, Mangieri received the Keystone Award for demonstrating outstanding professional standards. In 2008, she was Pennsylvania’s Young Dietitian of the Year. Mangieri is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Fueling the Growing Athlete
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.