Top Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes

With fall sports starting up, food and fuel are top of mind for many families with young athletes. The truth is, whether you are an avid tennis player or have a child who plays one or two recreational sports after school, individuals who exercise or train on a regular basis should pay extra attention to their diet when it comes...

Drink More Water: The Importance of Hydration

As warmer months approach and outdoor activities increase, special attention needs to be given to proper hydration, especially for children. Because the body cannot store water, we must constantly provide and supply it with water to maintain our body’s many functioning systems. Water is by far one of the body's most essential nutrients. Water helps maintain blood volume, and it helps...

Healthy High Calorie Snack Ideas for Underweight Kids

Despite the obesity epidemic, many children are underweight. Parents often ask how to help a child gain weight in a healthy way. While empty calories from foods high in fat and added sugars might add a few pounds, they will not provide the nutrients a child needs to build strong bones and a healthy body. If your child is underweight,...

Fun Snacks for the Winter Games

My two energetic and sports-enthusiastic boys cannot wait for the Winter Games to start! They love everything, especially the hockey matches. We are a hockey family, after all. We’ve been gearing up for the games by watching the trials and talking about what it takes to be an athlete – hard work and a strong body. We already stress how...

20 Kid-Friendly Energy Bite Recipes

Raise your hand if you have kids who always want a snack, even when dinner will be ready in 10 minutes. Or if your busy schedule has you going from school to activities before heading home for dinner and you need a little something to hold kids over? I know the feeling. Lately, I’ve been keeping a batch of energy...

How to Fuel Young Athletes with Potatoes

This blog post is sponsored by Colorado Potatoes. All opinions are our own. Spring sports are kicking off, which means parents will need to have snacks ready to go to fuel their little athletes for practice and games. Did you know potatoes provide the carbohydrates, potassium and energy needed to perform your best? We’ve teamed up with Colorado Potatoes to bring...

10 Snacks to Fuel Active Kids

Today’s guest post comes from Zack Knight, MS, RD, LDN, ACSM-CPT. Zack is passionate about helping kids and families live healthier lifestyles through nutrition and fitness. For more from Zack, follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Kids today are bombarded with advertisements on television, magazines, and even in pop-ups on their favorite mobile games trying to sell them on the next...