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  • CHUNKY Sport Nutrition: Sodium Facts for Athletes

    November 12, 2010

    Proper nutrition is essential for overall good health and optimal athletic performance. The Coaching Association of Canada is pleased to unveil the new look of our monthly nutrition tips brought to you by Campbell’s Chunky! This month’s Sport Nutrition Tip is titled: “Sodium Facts for Athletes”.

  • CHUNKY Sport Nutrition: Alcohol and Athletes

    December 2, 2010

    This month’s Sport Nutrition Tip is titled: “Alcohol and Athletes”. Traditionally many athletes consume alcohol after games or competitions to relax and celebrate. What they may not know is that alcohol can negatively affect physical and mental performance.

  • CHUNKY Sport Nutrition: Protein & Related Sports Supplements

    January 19, 2011

    This month’s Sport Nutrition Tip is titled: “Protein & Related Sports Supplements”. Athletes need more protein than inactive individuals. While high quality food sources (milk, meat, eggs, cheese, soy) can easily meet their protein needs, athletes often turn to popular protein supplements as a quick fix.

  • CHUNKY Sport Nutrition: Smoothies and Training

    February 10, 2011

    This month’s Sport Nutrition Tip is titled: “Smoothies and Training”. Stress affects everyone differently. Some lose their appetite completely. If you don’t feel hungry before training but have not been eating for many hours, choose liquids over solids. Drinks and liquid meals can be digested more quickly than solid food.

  • CHUNKY Sport Nutrition: Tip of the Month

    March 4, 2011

    Ever wonder which drink is right for you and your needs? Confused by the numerous options out there? This month's CHUNKY Sport Nutrition Tip helps clarify exactly what's in the bottle by explaining the purpose and proper usage of the available options, from sports drinks to vitaminized water.

  • Sport Nutrition on a Dime

    July 22, 2013

    Athletes living on their own while in school or training away from home may find themselves faced with the challenge of eating for high performance while on a limited budget. Coupled with time constraints, the many temptations of fast food outlets, convenience stores, and even the grocery store, can interfere with both living on a budget and achieving optimal nutrition. The following are just a…

  • Shoot for Proper Nutrition On the Ice and Score Big!

    July 22, 2013

    Proper nutrition for hockey provides sustained energy, mental focus for best technique and skill execution, adequate hydration, and adequate energy and nutrients for recovery.

  • Competition Nutrition

    July 22, 2013

    You've been training hard, you're mentally ready, your equipment is tuned-up, and you have one last item to think about – what are you going to eat on your competition day? For most athletes their day-to-day training diet should be similar to their day of competing, however, there can be challenges when it comes to competition nutrition.

  • CHUNKY Sport Nutrition: Tip of the Month

    April 4, 2011

    Are you always on the go? Do practices, games or workouts and all of life’s other commitments find you turning to fast food options at meal time? Fueling the body is important, but with busy schedules it’s sometimes a struggle. This month's CHUNKY Sport Nutrition Tip lays out smart strategies for eating healthy on the run.

  • Sport Nutrition

    June 7, 2010

  • Featured Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month

    October 6, 2009

    Athletes are frequently required to travel away from home to competitions and training camps. Both the journey and living in a new environment can make it challenging to maintain a high performance diet essential for optimal sport performances.This month's Sport Nutrition Tip “Travel and Resta

  • Sport Nutrition

    November 1, 2011


  • Nutrition for Travel

    July 22, 2013

    Car, van, bus, or plane, most athletes have to use some mode of transportation to get to a training session, training camp, and/or competition venue. Travel and staying “out of town” can present dietary challenges, which are easily overcome with careful nutritional planning.

  • Hockey Nutrition for Champions

    July 22, 2013

    Since hockey is an anaerobic, power-based sport with high intensity, short shifts on the ice, the primary source of fuel for these efforts is carbohydrates. Hayley tends to get the bulk of her carbohydrates from foods such as: quinoa, sweet potatoes, vegetable juices, fresh fruit, and steel cut oats.

  • Sport Nutrition for Parents

    July 22, 2013

    It’s that time of year again – back to school! And back to school means a surge in your day-to-day life. Days get busier and keeping your young athlete healthy gets harder. So how can you keep nutritious food handy, when you’re busy too?

  • Recharge and Replenish – Recovery Nutrition

    July 22, 2013

    Did you know that in a typical hard two-hour workout, you can use up all your stored carbohydrate energy (muscle and liver glycogen), sweat away over two litres of water (along with approximately 1600 mg of sodium), and break down a variety of different body cells including muscle and red blood cells?

  • Nutrition Recommendations During the Healing and Recovery Phase

    July 4, 2018

    BY: ANGELA DUFOUR, MEd, RD, CSSD, IOC Dip Sports NutrSOPHIE JOBIN, BSc AHN, MAHN (c)Although management of concussions can remain complex, one factor that should never be overlooked is nutrition, which can help reduce overall symptoms and potentially speed up recovery times (1) by: Restoring brai

  • The Current Top 10 Nutrition Tips

    September 20, 2018

    THE CURRENT TOP 10 NUTRITION TIPS…for Keeping Athletes Healthy, Preventing Injuries and Achieving Maximum PerformanceWritten By: Angela Dufour, MEd, RD, CSSD, IOC Dip Sports Nutr, CFELead Performance DietitianInjuries can come with the territory for many athletes. But proper nutrition can hel

  • NCCP Sport Nutrition

    January 25, 2019

    Good nutrition is important for both athletic performance and maintaining a healthy lifestyle outside of sport. By helping their participants make good nutrition choices, coaches not only empower them to perform their best, they help them to establish positive dietary habits that can last a lifetime

  • Nutrition in Spain

    July 22, 2013

    Guidelines for travel in a foreign country and a list of common Spanish foods.