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High Energy Snacks for Teen Athletes

May 20, 2021 2 min read

Struggling to consume enough energy to match the high demands of your training and growth and development? Here's 4 quick and easy snacks to fuel high school athletes.
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Sports Drinks vs. Water – What’s Best For Teen Athletes?

May 19, 2021 3 min read

The importance of staying hydrated is often overlooked by youth athletes. Dehydration can have a negative impact on both the health and sports performance of high school athletes. But what should teen athletes be drinking during sports. Are sports drinks best, or is water enough?
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Am I Eating Enough?

May 12, 2021 3 min read

Is your high school athlete eating enough? I's vital that youth athletes have enough energy to fuel their performance and to prevent injury and health problems. But knowing how much to eat and finding time to get these foods in can be challenging, especially around school and training.
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Combat Sports Nutrition | How To Protect Your Bones

May 07, 2021 3 min read

Supporting bone growth and density is crucial for youth athletes involved in any sport, however training in combat sports requires extra attention due to the regular trauma their skeletal system suffers during training.
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How To Increase Fibre Intake For Youth Athletes

May 04, 2021 3 min read

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How To Manage Social Pressures and Training For Youth Athletes

May 04, 2021 2 min read

Youth athletes face many pressures from their sporting world and everyday life. It is important to try and get the balance right, so they can enjoy their different social commitments whilst still performing well. Here are a few challenges teen athletes face and 6 tips to best overcome them.
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How To Create Sustainable Health Habits

April 12, 2021 3 min read

Here are a few tips which can help you succeed in making healthy changes and sustaining healthy habits, so they become a natural part of your life.
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Food Inspiration: Eat In Colour

April 06, 2021 3 min read

Fed up with eating plain, beige looking meals? Well, do not worry! Here are a few ways that you can brighten up your plate and get the essential nutrients into your meals for a balanced diet – which is vital for the overall health of the youth athlete as well as their recovery from training
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Nutrition for Returning to Training

March 29, 2021 4 min read

With sports having been put on hold for the best part of 4 months, youth athletes, their coaches and parents will all be desperate to get back on the training ground. But given the lack of training, youth athletes aren't going to be returning to the pitch with their usual levels of fitness. So, how can nutrition help to ensure athletes return to training safely?
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Nutrition for Returning to Swimming

March 23, 2021 3 min read

With pools having been closed for the best part of 4 months (if not more!), youth athletes, their coaches and parents will all be desperate to get back in the water. But given the lack of training, youth athletes aren't going to be returning to the water with their usual levels of fitness. So, how can nutrition help to ensure athletes return to training safely?
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Top Tips for a Plant-Based Diet

March 23, 2021 3 min read

Plant-based diets are becoming increasingly popular for various reasons, especially amongst athletes. To fuel well and stay healthy on a vegan diet, athletes need to plan and prepare this well to promote growth, recovery and performance. 
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5 Nutrition Tips for Teenage Female Athletes

March 17, 2021 3 min read

Female athletes have unique nutrition needs. But knowing exactly what to eat and when can be really confusing for teenage athletes who are often bombarded with a host of misinformation. So, to help support our female athletes, we’ve put together a list of 5 top nutrition tips to simplify eating for performance and health.
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10 TIPS FOR A BALANCED DIET

March 16, 2021 3 min read

10 ways to achieve a healthy and a balanced diet in teenage athletes. A healthy and well-balanced diet is essential to youth athletes growth, development health and performance. But this can often be tricky to achieve, especially if they are picky eaters.
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SIMPLE TRICKS TO MEET YOUR 5-A-DAY

March 16, 2021 3 min read

We all know how important meeting our 5-a-day is, but we also know that this can be hard particularly for the youth athlete who may not be a great fan of their fruit and vegetables. Here are 8 top tips for easy ways to get in your 5-a-day, especially for youth athletes who are picky eaters.
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What Should Young Female Athletes Eat?

March 15, 2021 4 min read

Young female athletes have a unique physiology to their male counterparts and therefore have different nutritional requirements.

As parents, knowing how to fuel and refuel your young female athlete correctly is key to successful sports performance, health and normal development. But what exactly should female youth athletes eat?

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BURNOUT & OVERTRAINING IN YOUTH ATHLETES

March 09, 2021 3 min read

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How To Eat Like An Athlete

February 15, 2021 3 min read

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8 Healthy Food Swaps For Youth Athletes

February 09, 2021 3 min read

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10 TIPS FOR A HEALTHY MENTAL WELLBEING

February 03, 2021 4 min read

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Brain Function & Fatigue In Student Athletes

January 28, 2021 3 min read

Student-athletes need to take extra care of their physical and mental health due to the pressure of balancing multiple commitments, short recovery times and increased stresses. However, good nutrition can support both the physical and psychological demands of being a student-athlete and performing well.
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