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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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What Should I Eat After a Training Session?

January 16, 2020 4 min read

Recovery can often be the biggest challenge for young athletes. However, making sure you fuel your body with exactly what it needs after a session is essential for winning performances and more importantly, health, growth and development.
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Vegan Diets: A Guide for Young Athletes

January 14, 2020 4 min read

With the rising popularity of veganism and Veganuary, we've taken a closer look into the vegan diet to assess whether young athletes should fuel their bodies on plant-based foods, where they can find alternative sources of protein, calcium and more.

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5 Fun Activities to Boost Young Athletes' Performance

January 07, 2020 3 min read

5 fun activities to keep youth athletes in the winning mindset, throughout the season. By guest author Samantha Kirkwood
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What Should I Eat Before a Training Session?

December 02, 2019 3 min read

From getting the carbs in the night before to pre-training snacks, we offer a look at some essential nutrition advice to make sure youth athletes get the most out of their hard work and set them up for victory!
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Festive Food for Young Athletes: Christmas Nutrition Tips

November 26, 2019 2 min read

We’ve put together our top tips to make sure young athletes can enjoy all of the festivities, while still keeping their training and nutrition on track over Christmas.

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Overtraining in Young Athletes: Free Recovery Guide

November 26, 2019 4 min read

Training hard, getting faster & stronger, but not seeing any progress? Overtraining and burnout can see results head in the wrong direction. YSN have teamed up with Online Athlete to give you a free Recovery Guide and programme offer.
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