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Eat Like a Champion by Jill Castle

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CHAPTER 10

Changing the Youth Sports Nutrition Landscape

If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?

—Joe Namath, former National Football League quarterback

Carol, whose 8-year-old daughter Sarah started playing soccer, found that she was frustrated with the Saturday soccer games. “Every time we finish a game, Sarah is offered a snack I’d rather she not have,” she complained. “I’m working hard to help her be more active and eat healthier, but soccer is ruining my best-laid plans.”

Head out to a soccer game and you’ll find plenty of little hands carrying packaged chips and colorful juice drinks. Go to a baseball game and you can grab hot dogs for lunch or nachos for dinner at the concession stand. And the basketball court can satisfy ...

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