Sport Nutrition – the basics!
WHO? Whether you coach first-time participants at the community sport level or national team athletes, proper nutrition is essential for overall good health and optimal athletic performance. Participants of all ages and at all levels of competition are affected by good nutrition. For general nutrition advice, check out our Everyday Eating tips.
WHAT? What specific nutrients do your kids or athletes need? How can you find out what nutritional advice is good for your sport? You may want to check out our Sport Specific tips, tailored for the needs of your sport.
WHERE? You can browse our nutrition tips, and/or contact a dietitian in your area that can answer your specific nutrition questions!
WHEN? Knowing when to eat is as crucial as knowing what specific foods your body needs, especially if you’re on the road with your athletes, or even with other coaches or parents. It’s important to plan ahead to maintain good eating habits. Check out the Nutrition on the Road section for more information.
WHY? While nutrition is important for everyone, it is even more important for active kids and athletes - they consume great amounts of energy, thus needing to replace nutrients to keep a healthy balanced diet.