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Nutrition support programs for young adult athletes.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of sport nutrition
Publication Date
Volume
8
Issue
4
Pages
416–425
Identifiers
PMID: 9841961
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

After graduating from college and entering the work force, young adult athletes often struggle with the task of fueling themselves optimally for top performance and weight control. The stresses and time constraints of work, family, and social responsibilities often result in eating fast foods on the run. These young adults can benefit from nutrition education programs in the worksite, at health clubs, in the community, and via the media. Dietitians who specialize in sport nutrition have particular appeal to these athletes, who are struggling to each well, exercise well, and stay lean yet put little time or effort into their food program. This article includes two case studies of young adults and the dietary recommendations that taught them how to make wise food choices, fuel themselves well for high energy, and control their weight.

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