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5 Ways Youth Athletes Know if They’re Eating Enough

August 24, 2020 3 min read

When it comes to nutrition, the main thing youth athletes need to consider first and foremost, and something that is often overlooked, is simply whether they’re eating enough!  We’ve created 5 key tips to help ensure youth athletes doing this, simply by listening to their body and how they feel day to day.
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Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S): The Risks of Under Eating

August 24, 2020 3 min read

Youth athletes are at an increased of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, or RED-S as it’s more commonly known. But what exactly is RED-S and why is it so important for youth athletes to eat enough? We take a look at the risks and causes of RED-S and how youth athletes can avoid this condition and the impact it can have on growth, health and performance.
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How Nutrition Can Prevent Injuries

July 24, 2020 3 min read

After several months of reduced training, home workouts and more days off than normal, the sudden increase in intensity and volume of training will mean in increased risk of injury as the body adapts. We take a look at five nutrition tips to ensure athletes stay injury free in their return to training.
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Energy Boosts for Youth Athletes | A Guide to Fuelling Before & During Training

July 22, 2020 4 min read

With the hectic schedules that youth athletes have, with 8 hours of school often sandwiched between double training sessions and trying to find time to socialise, fuelling for training sessions can be tough. But that doesn’t mean fuelling the body for a session is impossible!

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Sugar- Why It’s Actually Essential to Youth Athletes

July 22, 2020 3 min read

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CREA-TEEN | Should Youth Athletes Take Creatine Supplements?

July 07, 2020 4 min read

Creatine is undoubtedly one of the most effective supplements for athletes, but do young athletes need creatine and is it safe?
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Lockdown Nutrition - 5 Tips for Returning to Sport

June 24, 2020 2 min read

5 simple tips to help you keep on top of your nutrition for returning to play. 
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Lockdown Nutrition - Return to Training

June 23, 2020 3 min read

With lockdown restrictions gradually relaxing and more and more sports returning to play, now is the time to start preparing your body for returning to training. 

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Lockdown Nutrition - How to Improve Your Nutrition

June 11, 2020 2 min read

3 simple steps to help every youth athlete eat, train and perform better!

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Lockdown Nutrition - Sleep, Athletes & Performance

May 27, 2020 3 min read

Most young athletes know exactly how important training and nutrition are to their performance and recovery, but what many overlook is the importance of sleep. Ensuring young athletes get a good night’s sleep is vital to help support their growth, development and training goals. So, just how is important is sleep to a youth athlete?
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Lockdown Nutrition - Fuelling Home Workouts

May 21, 2020 3 min read

Most youth athletes will have found themselves changing their usual training and workout plans to suit life in lockdown. But what many might not realise is that we have to change our nutrition to match too.  We’ve put together a few simple tips to help make sure you’re fuelling your home workouts right.

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Lockdown Nutrition - Eating Routine

April 27, 2020 3 min read

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Lockdown Nutrition - The Importance of Food Groups for Youth Athletes

April 20, 2020 3 min read

Enjoy food from each of the five food groups and you’ll be getting a fantastic mix of the best nutrients and vitamins to see you through Lockdown. 

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Lockdown Nutrition - 10 Tips to Help Your Family Eat Better

April 09, 2020 2 min read

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Lockdown Nutrition - Simple Food Tips for Youth Athletes

April 01, 2020 2 min read

Training schedules are postponed, competitions canceled and the majority of time is being spent indoors. As ever, it's an important time to fuel our youth athletes the right way so that they are ready & raring to go once we're out the other side of the pandemic. 
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Lockdown Nutrition - Alternative Shopping List

April 01, 2020 2 min read

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Supplements: A Guide for Youth Athletes

February 25, 2020 4 min read

At YSN, we always advocate a food first approach. But we understand navigating nutrition information and education can often be a battlefield. As a huge number of youth athletes already consume them, we've taken a look at whether young athletes need to use sports supplements.

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5 Snack Ideas for Youth Athletes: Eating on the Go

February 20, 2020 3 min read

Whether you’re looking for a quick high carb snack to eat in the car on the way to training, or a nutritious lunch box option to keep your athlete fuelled at school, we’ve got the perfect ideas for light bites on the go.
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How Many Calories Do Youth Athletes Need?

February 13, 2020 3 min read

Tracking how many calories sports mad child and teen athletes consume can help avoid weight gain and prevent some illnesses. Many people know the recommended number of calories for women and men, but young athletes' needs are not quite as clear.
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How Much Water Should Youth Athletes Drink? | Hydration Guide

January 23, 2020 3 min read

Making sure youth athletes start their training session or competition in a well hydrated state and preventing dehydration throughout can be one of the biggest influences on success and performance. We take a look at 3 simple steps to keep the body hydrated and in top condition to win.
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