Help educate your young athlete about nutritional serving sizes with these five facts in mind.
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 Expert Kristen Ziesmer, a registered dietitian, explains exactly what and when your athlete needs to eat post-workout.
TrueSport Expert Kristen Ziesmer shares what parents and coaches need to know about pre-workout fueling for middle and high school athletes.
How to Fuel a Picky Eater It can be a frustrating to have a picky eater at home, but even more problematic is the fact that a young athlete’s desire to only eat French fries and mac and cheese might mean they are missing out on key macro and micro-nutrients. Data suggests that being a…
Seven quick & easy vegetarian meals for your athlete that are also packed with the nutrients they need to help them reach their sport performance goals.
Here are five nutritional strategies your young athlete should avoid to ensure they aren’t deprived of the fuel and nutrients they need to compete at their best.
Here’s what you need to know about why a food-first mindset is so important, and how to help your youth athletes rely on food over supplements.
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,…
Summer Nutrition Tips for Youth and Teen Athletes Conventional wisdom would say summer is the time when kids eat the healthiest and have the lowest risk of gaining weight. After all, it’s sunny and warm outside, kids are playing or going to camps during the day, and all the best fruits and vegetables are in…
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…
How Athletes Can Master Nutrition As one of just five athletes to medal in the both the Summer and Winter Olympics, TrueSport Ambassador Lauryn Williams knows all about how nutrition can take an athlete’s game from good to great.
How Emma Coburn Finds Healthy Food TrueSport Advocate and Olympic steeplechaser Emma Coburn offers her favorite piece of nutrition advice.
Cody Miller’s Youth Sports Nutrition Tips TrueSport Ambassador and Olympic gold medalist Cody Miller offers advice to parents looking to help their athletes play and feel their best.
Eating For Muscle Recovery Olympic swimmer and TrueSport Ambassador Elizabeth Beisel shares how to get the most of your workouts by exercising proper post-workout nutrition.
Eating Tips For Youth Athletes TrueSport Ambassador and Olympian Elizabeth Beisel talks about the keys to a well-rounded diet for peak athletic performance.
How To Stay Healthy Over The Holidays TrueSport Ambassador and Olympic Swimmer, Elizabeth Beisel, shares tips on staying healthy over the holidays.