Food is Fuel for Young Athletes – ELC




Food is Fuel for Young Athletes

Teach the young athlete about food, nutrients, and how the body uses calories and macronutrients like protein to improve athletic performance. In this mini training, your athlete will learn:

  • What it means to have a healthy diet
  • The function and purpose of the major nutrients for sport: carbohydrates, protein and fat
  • How to calculate daily energy and major nutrient requirements
  • The food sources that deliver important nutrients
  • How to balance all foods in the daily athletic diet