Food as Fuel: Nutrition for Athletes
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From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, this title will work up young athletes’ appetites with a tasty look at using food as fuel. Bright, colorful photos will entice readers as they learn the value of eating from each of the major food groups for a balanced diet. Readers will also gain an understanding of how water, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, and fats work together to give their bodies energy and help them grow. Engaging chapters present healthy, pregame and postgame meal and snack ideas and approach essential safety issues, from dehydration to eating disorders, in a straightforward, positive light. Smart sidebars highlight additional opportunities for exploring sports nutrition, while a full-page spread offers ideas from the Let’s Move! campaign for a more active lifestyle. This title will leave readers feeling inspired to get moving! Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index are included. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.