Good nutrition is vital to the well being of active Little Athletes.
A good, well balanced diet is vital to a child’s overall health, growth, and therefore self-esteem and sporting performance.
According to Sports Dietitians Australia “The well nourished athlete will be able to play better and for longer, stay mentally alert, and recover quicker from training and competition. The active child who is not getting enough total energy may be tired and lethargic, struggling to maintain their enjoyment in sport”.
Click through to the Sports Dietitians web site, for information on:
Which drink is best?
Recommended daily allowances for children.
Coping with Carnivals.
After sport meals, and
Eating for recovery.
Source: Sports Dietitians Fact Sheet 12 – Fuelling and cooling the Junior Athlete. Located on the Sports Dietitians web site: www.sportsdietitians.com.au