Sports Nutrition, 1st Edition

  • Jennifer MacKay
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420511106
  • ISBN-13: 9781420511109
  • DDC: 613.202479
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This new title in Lucent's Nutrition And Health Series deals with the nutrition as part of sports. It delves into how diet impacts athletic performance and which types of food should be eaten for particular sports. The title stresses the importance of a healthy diet for all sports and how vital hydration is as well.

Features and Benefits

  • Individual volumes focus on a specific health or nutrition-related topic, such as body image, diets and dieting, junk food, or vegetarianism.
  • Each contains a topic overview, information about changing trends, up-to-date scientific analysis, and a look at controversies surrounding the featured subject.
  • The narrative also contains personal anecdotes, informative sidebars, fact boxes, and statistics that help readers understand these topics and how they impact their bodies and their lives.
  • Full-color photographs and detailed tables, charts, graphs and illustrations complement and enhance the text, while ancillary materials such as a glossary, a bibliography and a subject index provide useful tools for further research and discussion.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Food Comes First.
Chapter 1: Food and the Modern Athlete.
Chapter 2: Eating for Strength and Endurance.
Chapter 3: Balancing a Diet with Micronutrients.
Chapter 4: Mealtime for Athletes.
Chapter 5: Building an Athlete's Body.