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Nutrition for Active Kids and Young Athletes

By Lauren Gasparo Anton, SuperKids Nutrition, 02/26/18, 12:00PM CST


Focus on performance. Just like a car needs gas to go, people need food to “go,” especially when it comes to an athlete.

SuperKids Nutrition caught up with Nancy Clark M.S., RD renowned sports dietitian and author of several books, including Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 4th edition. Since so many children participate in sports, parents may find themselves wondering how to feed their young athlete. Do they need more calories? More protein? What about sports drinks? Below, Nancy sheds some light on the subject by answering those questions and more.