Fueling Young Athletes, 1492522090

Fueling Young Athletes

  • Full Title: Fueling Young Athletes
  • Autor: Heather Mangieri
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers; 1 edition
  • Publication Date: December 19, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492522090
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492522096
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Young athletes are always on the go. School, family, and sports eat up a lot of time. For parents and coaches, it can be a challenge to make sure kids are eating healthfully enough to perform at their best on and off the field. Fueling Young Athletes provides the help you need.

In this practical guide, Heather Mangieri—a sport dietitian and mother of three active kids—breaks down the nutrition needs of young athletes and explains what the latest research suggests. You’ll analyze current eating habits and preferences and how and where these can be improved. You’ll learn how healthier meals and snacks can equate to improved performance while still being convenient and appetizing.

Fueling Young Athletes addresses the issues that families and athletes most often face, such as late-night practices, inconvenient school lunchtimes, demanding tournament schedules and travel leagues, and lack of sleep. Best of all, you’ll find a collection of easy recipes for smoothies and sport drinks, all with common ingredients and nutrition information.

Weight management, supplementation, fueling, hydration—it’s all here. Fueling Young Athletes is practical and realistic. If you are a parent or coach, it’s the one guide you should not be without.


Editorial Reviews

“Fueling young athletes is certainly a topic that deserves more attention from parents and coaches alike. Too many kids endure needless fatigue. Don’t let your child be one of them!”

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD– Author of best-selling Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, Fifth Edition

“Heather Mangieri excels at helping athletes, parents, and coaches understand the healthy habits that allow young athletes to succeed and perform at their best.”

Donald Hooton Sr. — Founder and President, Taylor Hooton Foundation

“Heather Mangieri is not only a sport nutrition expert, but she’s also a parent of active kids. She knows how challenging it can be to eat right when managing crazy schedules, multiple practices, and travel. She shares her extensive experience here through practical, realistic nutrition guidance that every athlete and parent can use.”

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, CSSD– Author of The Flexitarian Diet (McGraw Hill), Winner of ABC hit TV show My Diet Is Better Than Yours

About the Author

Heather is a nationally recognized expert in Nutrition, Wellness & Human Performance, a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, a board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and the author of Fueling Young Athletes (Human Kinetics, 2017.)  She has over 18 years of professional experience working in the areas of Healthy Living/Wellness, Sports Nutrition/Adolescent Sports Nutrition, Weight Management & Disordered Eating. Her company, Heather Mangieri Nutritionprovides food, fitness and nutrition consulting and communication services for organizations, companies and individual clients.

Heather is passionate about translating nutrition science into practical messages that are easy to understand and resonate with consumers.  She served as a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics for 8 years and built a solid reputation as a trusted source of food, fitness and nutrition information. She’s been quoted in hundreds of national and local publications, including TV, radio, print and online. Heather uses her unique combination of training and experience in three areas- nutrition science, traditional and social media communications and technical/creative writing-  to share fun, relatable science-based messages when speaking, writing and engaging with her social media followers. She works with the media industry to create and deliver messages on products and brands that she believes support a healthy lifestyle. 

She resides in Pittsburgh with her three children.

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