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Young athletes need more than practice to succeed in sport. They need a proper diet that will leave them energized and able to perform their best throughout the entire game.
Whether youre a coach, parent, or nutritionist, you can help young athletes fuel for energy, development, and performance through the sound nutritional guidelines presented in Fuel for Young Athletes.
Author Ann Litt, a frequently consulted nutritionist, columnist, and mother of two teenage athletes, presents the most essential guidelines for athletes in middle school through high school. Litt provides a complete resource filled with practical advice that coaches, parents, and even athletes themselves can apply directly to the training table. Among the topics she covers are:
Fuel for Young Athletes helps growing athletes meet their nutritional needs and guides them toward both optimal health and athletic success.
Ann Litt, MS, RD, LD, is a nutrition expert who has been in private practice since 1980 and has consulted many athletes and their parents on proper nutritional practices. She specializes in helping teenagers and young adults develop normal eating habits. In addition, she is a nutrition consultant to the Washington Redskins and the Elite Athlete Training System (EATS).
Litt is the author of The College Students Guide to Eating Well on Campus and is quoted regularly in The Washington Parent and The Washington Post. She is highly regarded among nutritionists and conducts workshops nationwide.
She is a former chairperson of Nutrition Entrepreneurs, a dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and was the recipient of the Recognized Young Dietitian Award from the ADA.
Litt lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband and two sons.
"Fuel for Young Athletes provides a sound nutritional program that developing athletes can use to reach their full potential. Author Ann Litts practical advice factors in not just what foods are best for future sports stars, but also what teenagers like to eat. A valuable guide for young athletes, their coaches, and their parents!"
Assistant director, National Federation of State High School Associations
If you are a parent looking for food tips for your growing athletes, Ann Litts Fuel for Young Athletes will answer your questions and calm your concerns.
Nancy Clark, MS, RD
Sports nutritionist and author of Nancy Clarks Sports Nutrition Guidebook
"This easy-to-understand, practical guide is a must read for all parents and young athletes. It provides sound sports nutrition information to optimally fuel the growing athletes body."
Mitzi Dulan, RD
Sports Nutrition Consultant, Kansas City Chiefs