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Youth Sports

If you’ve got a child who plays youth sports, you know that what the young athlete eats and when he eats can have a big impact on his athletic performance.

Add normal growth and development to the athletic demands of sport… 

For the competitive young athlete, sports nutrition is part of the game plan. In order to grow well and perform well, parents and athletes need to know sports nutrition.

Learn about the athlete diet, including how to feed and fuel the child athlete so he performs his best, on and off the field.

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