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Food is Fuel for Young Athletes


Food is fuel for sport! Young athletes learn about food, nutrients, and how the body uses nutrition to improve athletic performance.

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Food is Fuel for Young Athletes

Learn about food and how the body uses food as fuel for sport

 In this lesson, young athletes 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  

This video lesson is part of the Eat Like a Champion full course, taught by Jill Castle, MS, RDN.