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. For more nutrition resources, check out our TrueFood facts, recipes, and tips at TrueSport.org/True-Food



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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…

What To Pack In A Tournament Cooler

What To Pack In A Tournament Cooler For those involved in youth sport, every season usually includes at least one tournament. Whether it’s soccer, baseball, or any other sport, the weekend is spent watching games, resting in between them, and waiting to hear when your child will compete next. Having dedicated so many time and energy to…

How To Read A Nutrition Label

How To Read A Nutrition Label Most food products have a nutrition facts label. But what does this information mean, such as all of the numbers and ingredients? When viewing a nutrition facts label there are a few steps a consumer should take to help understand all of this information. Understanding A Nutrition Label All…

6 Breakfast Options For Youth Athletes

6 Breakfast Options for Youth Athletes Whether it’s game day for your young athlete or you just want to give them the boost they need to get through the day, breakfast is a vital component in establishing a long-lasting energy level. Think of it as setting the mood for their metabolism, brain activity and muscle…


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