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Sports Nutrition and Diet Tips for Young Athletes

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How can young athletes use sports nutrition to improve their performance? How should they plan their diet to be their healthiest selves? Our sports dietitian, Amanda McCarthy, answers these questions, and many more.

McCarthy discusses the sports nutrition pyramid, common habits of young athletes, what makes a healthy diet for young athletes and many other youth sports nutrition tips. She also walks through sample menus, meal-planning and snack options to help build the best diet for young athletes based on their activity level.

McCarthy is a registered dietitian who specializes in working only with young athletes, so her advice is tailored to growing athletes looking to feel and perform their best.

For more information about our pediatric sports nutrition services, visit: https://www.childrenscolorado.org/doctors-and-departments/departments/orthopedics/services/sports-dietitian/

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