Journal article

Sports Dietitians Australia Position Statement: Sports Nutrition for the Adolescent Athlete

Ben Desbrow, Joanna McCormack, Louise M Burke, Gregory R Cox, Kieran Fallon, Matthew Hislop, Ruth Logan, Nello Marino, Susan M Sawyer, Greg Shaw, Anita Star, Helen Vidgen, Michael Leveritt

International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism | HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

It is the position of Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) that adolescent athletes have unique nutritional requirements as a consequence of undertaking daily training and competition in addition to the demands of growth and development. As such, SDA established an expert multidisciplinary panel to undertake an independent review of the relevant scientific evidence and consulted with its professional members to develop sports nutrition recommendations for active and competitive adolescent athletes. The position of SDA is that dietary education and recommendations for these adolescent athletes should reinforce eating for long term health. More specifically, the adolescent athlete should be encou..

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