Is It Mission Impossible to Get Your Athlete to Eat Healthy Foods? Try This Approach (PDF)

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Is It Mission Impossible to Get Your Athlete to Eat Healthy Foods? Try This Approach (PDF)

By David Benzel
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves coming up with a
SIMPLE way to help your teen athlete eat healthier. This message will NOT self-destruct in 5 seconds.

Myth Busters: Why Athletes Don’t Need Protein Powders

By TrueSport
As your athlete gets older and more competitive in sport, you may be wondering if adding protein powder into their daily routine is a good idea. But before you go out and buy the biggest tub of protein that you can find in the grocery store, there are a few things you should know about supplementing with protein powders, especially for young athletes.

6 Surprising Things Athletes Should Know About Collagen Supplements

By TrueSport
You’ve probably heard the hype about collagen supplements. While collagen material can be used medically to treat burns or serious wounds, should you be taking collagen in supplement form?

8 Tips to Help Young Athletes Perform in Extreme Environments

By TrueSport
Whether the extreme environment your athletes are headed to is hot, cold, or at high altitude, you may be tempted to look for a supplement or treatment that can help them quickly adapt and adjust.

How to Recognize and Repair Iron and Vitamin D Nutrient Deficiencies in Young Athletes

By TrueSport
Iron and vitamin D are two common athlete nutrient deficiencies that can have a big impact on athletic performance and overall health. But treating them with food or supplements isn’t the only answer—finding out the reason for the deficiency is just as important.

3 Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

By TrueSport
If you bought an Instant Pot (or any type of pressure cooker) in the hope that it would simplify your life and cooking, but now it rarely gets used, then this is the article for you.

How to Help Your Athlete Eat for Brain Health

By TrueSport
When your young athlete eats, they’re not just fueling their bodies: Their brains are also using food for fuel. And it might come as a surprise, but the brain uses around 20 percent of the body’s energy, making it the hungriest organ.

Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Meals for Young Athletes

By TrueSport
Are you running out of time to cook dinner at night? Are you grabbing takeout because you didn’t have the ingredients for a complicated meal? Most parents of active children know the struggle of wanting young athletes to eat healthy but having little time to prep meals.

4 Surprisingly Risky Substances for Competitive Athletes

By TrueSport
If your athlete is subject to a drug testing program or simply training regularly, it’s important to realize that some substances, including those in common prescription medications, present a risk of a positive anti-doping test and/or a possible health risk to young athletes.

Nutrition Myths: Do These Fueling Traditions Work?

By TrueSport
While many of the fueling traditions that you’ve heard about are going to be okay for most athletes, there are some modern tweaks you can make to ensure that your athlete is properly fueled and getting the nutrition he or she needs.