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Fueling the Growing Athlete

October 9, 20159 min
Over 21 million youth athletes between the ages of 6 and 17 play team sports on a regular basis, with another 5 million engaging on a regular basis. Many of these athletes will do anything to be faster, stronger and better than their competition. Growing athletes need adequate nutrition for growth and development, as well as additional fluids and food to fuel their sport.How do youth athletes find the time between school, homework, training and family affairs to properly fuel? Heather Mangieri, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Academy Spokesperson, is here to help you understand the best ways to keep your little athletes fueled up.

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