Feeding the Young Athlete: Sports Nutrition Made Easy for Players, Parents, and Coaches

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Eat to win! Practice is only part of a winning sports strategy. Whole foods have to be part of the playbook to increase energy, endurance, and focus, both on and off the field. What to eat and when to eat, pre-game, during and afterwards? How much fluid do you need to be hydrated? What to eat when you’re on the road? These are critical answers to have for young athletes, competing on a demanding schedule and eating on the run.

In Feeding the Young Athlete: Sports Nutrition Made Easy for Players, Parents and Coaches, simple nutritional lessons are organized into 10 Essential Eating Guidelines and recipes for cooking healthy meals and snacks with whole grains and vegetables. These recipes and eating tips offer a gateway for young players, parents, and coaches to improve performance and establish lifelong eating habits.

Cynthia Lair, nutrition professor and culinary arts program director at Bastyr University–as well as a soccer mom–along with dietitian and triathlete, Scott Murdoch, PhD, bring you this essential reading for today’s young athlete to make or choose great foods and drinks that nourish and replenish, at home, at school, or on the road.


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Sports Nutrition Made Easy

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“This slender but info-dense book is packed with practical, concrete advice for fueling up, maintaining energy, and recovering from physical activity, backed up by research and explanations of physiological processes. Large sidebars and pull quotes get the point across—even to readers simply skimming the pages. Includes 33 appealing recipes.”
—School Library Journal

Rating: OUTSTANDING. This attractive, contemporary, hip-looking, casual-sounding title…will surely motivate young athletes to be more conscious of their nutrition, make simple, immediate changes, and perhaps even keep focused for the rest of their lives on both healthy nutrition and positive athletic performance.”
—BayViews, Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California

“There are a ton of magazines out there that will tell you how to get in shape but Feeding The Young Athlete is the only guide I’ve seen that understands the uniqueness of the teenage body. This is important, and it’s well done. Kudos all around.”
—Bookslut

“With so much partial and misinformation available through the internet for young athletes, there is finally a common sense, an informational book written for them in simple language… There are many boxes with quickly gleaned information, yet the pages never look crowded. Sports Nutrition Made Easy teens will probably begin by glancing at this book, but soon they will want to read it from cover to cover. Athletes are always trying to achieve their best. They know there is a relationship between what they eat and how they perform. Here is a book that is very accessible. Every library should own this book, display it and recommend it for teens, their parents, and coaches.”
—CLCD, Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

“A great resource for parents, teens, and coaches who care about easy alternatives to junk food and the nutritional reasons behind them.”
—Clare Hodgson Meeker, Author, Soccer Dreams

“Thank you, Cynthia and Readers, to Eaters, for a great family-friendly culinary resource!”
—Melissa A. Trainer, Al Dente, Amazon Food & Cooking Blog

“A refreshing look at fueling athletes from the inside out. Feeding the Young Athlete serves up healthy sports food ideas paired with the science behind how they improve performance.”
—Emily Edison, Sports & Wellness Dietitian, Owner, Momentum Nutrition & Fitness

From the Back Cover
EAT TO WIN!
Practice is only part of a winning sports strategy. Whole foods need to be in the playbook to boost an athlete’s energy, endurance, and focus, both on and off the field.
What to eat to maximize performance? When to eat on game days? How much to drink for proper hydration? Where to eat on the road?
“This slender but info-dense book is packed with practical, concrete advice for fueling up, maintaining energy, and recovering from physical activity, backed up by research and explanations of physiological processes. Large sidebars and pull quotes get the point across―even to readers simply skimming the pages. Includes 33 appealing recipes.” ―School Library Journal

About the Author
Cynthia Lair has been a Professor at Bastyr University’s School of Nutrition and Exercise Science since 1994. She founded their B.S. in Nutrition and Culinary Arts program. Cynthia is the author of FEEDING THE WHOLE FAMILY, now in its 4th edition (Sasquatch Books, 11/16), and is co-creator of the humorous online cooking show, COOKUS INTERRUPTUS (cooks.tv.) She has been an invited speaker at the Food as Medicine Conference, La Leche League conventions, and the 2015 and 2017 Nutrition & Health Conference (Arizona). She has taught whole foods cooking classes widely in the Seattle area, including at the PCC Natural Market, Sur La Table, Evergreen Hospital, and Pike Place Market. She was a soccer mom for 14 years and remains a loyal fan. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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