All teens (and the parents who feed them) should be pay attention to what they eat. But that’s especially important when that teenager is an athlete. In this guest post, Arica Wright talks about essential eating for teen athletes and those who love them.
Athletic teenagers don’t always make the best choices when it comes to choosing what to eat. Sometimes this is due to a lack of knowledge, convenience, availability of healthy food options or what tastes good. Teen athletes need extra calories for not only their sport, but also to fuel their growth. Without the correct nutrition, the athlete may not perform optimally, have enough energy to get through their practice or game and may end up causing growth or health problems.
Calorie and Nutritional Requirements