Feeding the Young Athlete: Sports Nutrition Made Easy for Players, Parents, and Coaches


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$15.95  $14.67
Readers to Eaters
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6.1 X 8.6 X 0.4 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Cynthia Lair nutrition and culinary professor and author of the popular cookbook, Feeding the Whole Family, now in its fourth edition. Cynthia founded the Nutrition & Culinary Arts Bachelor of Science program at Bastyr University and has been a faculty member since 1994. She is also co-creator of the humorous online cooking program, Cookus Interruptus (www.cookus.tv), and gave a TEDx talk titled "How to Cut an Onion" in 2012. Cynthia was a soccer mom for more than 14 years and remains a loyal fan of the sport. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Scott Murdoch, Ph.D., RD received his Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and a doctorate in Nutrition and Human Performance. He is also a registered dietitian. Scott has over 20 years of teaching, research, and clinical practice in human nutrition and physical performance. In addition, he has competed in more than 90 triathlons, including three Ironman World Championships, and played tennis professionally for 18 years. He is a proud father of two athletic boys and lives in Bend, Oregon.


"This slender but info-dense book is packed with practical, concrete advice for fueling up, maintaining energy, and recovering from physical activity, backed up by research and explanations of physiological processes. Large sidebars and pull quotes get the point across--even to readers simply skimming the pages. Includes 33 appealing recipes."
--School Library Journal

"Rating: OUTSTANDING. This attractive, contemporary, hip-looking, casual-sounding title...will surely motivate young athletes to be more conscious of their nutrition, make simple, immediate changes, and perhaps even keep focused for the rest of their lives on both healthy nutrition and positive athletic performance."
--BayViews, Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California

"There are a ton of magazines out there that will tell you how to get in shape but Feeding The Young Athlete is the only guide I've seen that understand the uniqueness of the teenaged body. This is important, and it's well done. Kudos all around."

"With so much partial and misinformation available through the internet for young athletes, there is finally a common sense, informational book written for them in simple language... There are many boxes with quickly gleaned information, yet the pages never look crowded. Teens will probably begin by glancing at this book, but soon they will want to read it from cover to cover. Athletes are always trying to achieve their best. They know there is a relationship between what they eat and how they perform. Here is a book that is very accessible. Every library should own this book, display it and recommend it for teens, their parents, and coaches."
--CLCD, Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

"A great resource for parents, teens and coaches who care about easy alternatives to junk food and the nutritional reasons behind them."
--Clare Hodgson Meeker, Author, Soccer Dreams

"Thank you, Cynthia and Readers to Eaters, for a great family-friendly culinary resource!"
--Melissa A. Trainer, Al Dente, Amazon Food & Cooking Blog

"A refreshing look at fueling athletes from the inside out. Feeding the Young Athlete serves up healthy sports food ideas paired with the science behind how they improve performance."
--Emily Edison, Sports & Wellness Dietitian, Owner, Momentum Nutrition & Fitness