Fueling Your Workout

Gameday Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes

Eating right on game day is your secret weapon for top-notch performance, whatever your sport. Get a nutrition game plan with these nutrition tips.

Whether you're a competitive athlete or a casual exerciser, what you eat affects your performance. Your body needs the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and fluids to fuel your fitness.

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