Eating shouldn’t be worrisome or complicated for a young athlete- good habits started while young can last a lifetime (as can the bad habits). Eating should be fun and taste good and offer the right combination of nutrients, calories, and vitamins/minerals!


When consuming a snack, you never want to leave a carbohydrate by itself. It can raise your blood sugar quickly, leaving you hungry to too long after. We also always want to have protein at snack times. Protein keeps us fuller longer and can prevent that quick rise in our blood sugars. So whenever consuming a snack, we always want to pair a carbohydrate with a protein!​


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