Children's Hospital Colorado

Sports Nutrition Articles

Food is the fuel athletes need to perform their best. Our sports medicine experts can guide you on the best nutrition for a young athlete to stay fueled and focused in the game. From pre-game snacks to post-game meals, check out our most recent articles on sport’s nutrition.

How to Pack a Healthy Lunch for Skiing or Snowboarding

How to Pack a Healthy Lunch for Skiing or Snowboarding

Depending on your weight and the terrain that you ski, you may burn between 400-750 calories per hour of downhill and cross-country skiing, resulting in a big appetite. Here are some tips for making the most of your lunch on the slopes.

 

Mini Veggie Pizza Post-Game Snack Recipe

Mini Veggie Pizza Post-Game Snack Recipe

The game is over, and it’s not quite time for lunch or dinner. But you may want to consider making a snack of mini veggie pizzas to refuel your young athlete after a long game.

 

Vegetarian Diet for Young Athletes

Vegetarian Diet for Young Athletes

Adolescence is a time of experimentation and growth and this often happens within the realm of eating. Teenagers may decide to become vegetarians for various reasons including animal rights, religious reasons and/or perceived health benefits.

 

How Much Iron Do Young Athletes Need?

How Much Iron Do Young Athletes Need?

Young athletes hear a lot about the importance of eating enough calories and drinking the right amount of fluids for their performance and growth. This is an overview of the importance of iron intake and good food sources to help work this mineral into your young athlete’s diet.

Healthy School Lunches for Young Athletes

Healthy School Lunches for Young Athletes

What’s a parent to do about providing a healthy school lunch that provides adequate energy, appealing fruits and vegetables, and isn’t the same week after week? If you’re struggling with similar questions, consider following these suggestions. They’re easy to do and will make a lasting impact on your child’s health choices and energy levels throughout a long school day.


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