Dietary Intakes and Supplement Use in Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent Canadian Athletes
Parnell JA, Wiens KP, & Erdman KA. Nutrients. 2016; 8(9), 526. doi: 10.3390/nu8090526
Take Home Message: Dietary intake in young athletes seem to meet most recommendations, therefore supplementing may only be necessary for a few select micronutrients based on age and gender.
Athletes face obstacles such as travel, energy needs, and time demands when trying to eat healthy. Establishing healthy nutritional intakes as a younger athlete is very important for founding healthy long-term behaviors. Therefore, these authors investigated the dietary and supplement intake of 168 young pre-adolescent and adolescent Canadian athletes (ages 11-18 years).