Anita Bean's Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
Young athletes, parents, coaches and PE teachers want to know how good
nutrition can help young sportsmen and women fulfill their potential.
As the government focuses on healthy eating for children, this is
becoming even more important with the growing threat to their
well-being from inactivity and obesity. With the 2012 Olympic Games
approaching, the number of young people participating in sport is set
to be the highest it has ever been. Around 85% regularly take part in
sports activities outside lessons - swimming is the most common
activity for girls, with football for boys. 43% spend between 1-5 hours
per week doing sport outside lesons (Sport England).
Carefully researched and satisfying the need for a nutrition book specifically for this age group, Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes
offers clear advice to sports coaches, teachers and parents of young
people wanting to maximise their sports performance through eating
healthily and sensibly. The book covers issues such as:
Weight, body composition and eating disorders
Nutritional considerations for five categories (Track/running, swimming, gym/ice/dance, racquet sports, football/rugby)
Practical nutrition tips
Eating plans and competition eating strategies
Easy delicious and nutritious recipes.