Proper nutrition for youth athletes goes beyond just eating the right things before, during, and after a game. Real TrueSport athletes properly fuel themselves for their seasons year-round. However, with so much information out there, we know figuring out what to feed your little stars can be confusing. But a well-balanced diet for growing youth athletes doesn’t have to be difficult. TrueSport makes diet for youth sport easy to understand with our collection of articles from the experts.



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Fueling Young Athletes for Long Summer Days

Avoid the Crash: Fueling Young Athletes for Long Summer Days For youth athletes, the longest days of the year involve day-long tournaments, two-a-day practices, tough conditioning camps, and generally being out in the heat from sun up to sun down. Long summer days make an athlete’s food and fluid demands much different than during colder,…

Tips for Fueling Vegetarian Teen Athletes

Tips for Fueling Vegetarian Teen Athletes Being a vegetarian might seem at odds with also being a competitive athlete, but it’s becoming far more common, even at sports’ highest levels. Martina Navratilova, one of the best tennis players of all-time, credits a plant-based diet as the reason she was able to win majors into her…

Sports Nutrition Tips for Promoting Healthy Bones

Sports Nutrition Tips For Promoting Healthy Bones By TrueSport Kids who participate in youth sports achieve greater peak bone mineral density in their 20s than kids who watch from the bleachers, but only with adequate nutritional support. In some extreme cases, poor dietary choices coupled with high intensity exercise can reduce bone mineral density instead…

10 Money-Saving Tips for Feeding Hungry Athletes

10 Money-Saving Tips for Feeding Hungry Athletes School-aged athletes work really hard and eat massive amounts of food. And keeping your athlete fed isn’t just important for performance at practice or in a game; well-fed kids are more attentive in class, better able to focus on schoolwork, and they are getting the nutrition and energy they…

Getting Enough Protein w/o Meat?

Q: My child isn’t a huge meat eater; how can I make sure she’s getting enough protein? A: Great question and an important one, as protein is the key macronutrient—a type of food required in the human diet—for growing muscles to both recover and repair after a practice. Ellie Kempton, MSN, RD, owner of Simply…

Traveling For Youth Sports & Eating Right

Traveling For Youth Sports & Eating Right Whether it’s a weekend tournament or a family vacation, making sure your athlete gets the correct amount of carbohydrates, protein, fat, and fluids is especially important while on the road. But while it can feel challenging at times, eating right for youth sports while travelling doesn’t have to…

Eating After A Game Or Practice

Eating After A Game Or Practice In the world of sports nutrition, there are a thousand different pieces of advice for what youth athletes should eat after a practice or competition. However, what’s prevalent among most of these opinions is that youth athletes (or those of any age) need to quickly eat carbohydrates in order…

Protein In A Youth Athlete’s Diet

Protein In A Youth Athlete’s Diet Many youth athletes believe protein is the main nutrient needed in their diets. While protein may not be the main nutrient, it does indeed play a crucial role in an athlete’s balanced nutrition, and it is an important building block for developing strength and peak performance. Vital for creating…


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