Nutrition for Young Athletes

Nutrition For Young Athletes

Nutrition for young athletes                       Nutrition for young athletes

Nutritional Needs

A growing child will always need regular, balanced meals for a healthy lifestyle but children taking part in strenuous or endurance sports will need that little bit extra to maintain growth and even give them a competitive edge. All day activities and endurance sports such as cross country, athletics events or all day competitions inevitably increase the amount of refueling required – especially in comparison with activities that run for an hour or less. This is why nutrition for young athletes is so crucial.

A child athlete needs a variety of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, protein and carbohydrates.

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