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
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..View full abstract
Consultancy funding from Sports Dietitians Australia provided to BD, ML and JM to manage the development of the statement.