Sports Nutrition: A Guide for Youth Sport Coaches

Shelley L. Holden
University of South Alabama, Alabama, USA

Timothy M. Baghurst
Oklahoma State Universiy, Oklahoma, USA

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology, Nutrition and Diet Research Progress
BISAC: SPO061000



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In the United States alone, over 60 million youth participate in organized sports. This book is designed to assist coaches of these youth by providing a fundamental understanding of sports nutrition and how to correctly fuel athletes for athletic performance. Chapters include the basics of sports nutrition, fuel for the body, timing and type of meals and snacks, fluids and hydration, dietary supplements, eating disorders, and body image, and special considerations for athletes such as those who are vegetarian, diabetic, or have a food allergy. The final chapter provides practical suggestions for parents to appreciate the importance of sports nutrition for their athlete. A greater knowledge and application of sports nutrition will assist in optimal sports performances as well as improved overall health and well-being for the athlete. (Imprint: Novinka)




Chapter 1. Basic Sports Nutrition Guidelines and Energy Systems

Chapter 2. Fuels for the Body

Chapter 3. Timing and Type of Meals and Snacks

Chapter 4. Fluids and Hydration

Chapter 5. Dietary Supplements

Chapter 6. Disordered Eating, Eating Disorders, and Body Image Issues

Chapter 7. Special Considerations

Chapter 8. Getting Parents and Athletes to Buy In



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