All Articles by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD

Can Beet Juice Help Athletes Train Harder and Perform Better?

Nutrition highlights from the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, including research showing that eating beets/drinking beet juice before daily training could help athletes train harder and compete better.

Sodium, Muscle Cramps and Sweat Loss: Tips for Sweaty Athletes

Over-hydration can be as dangerous to your health as dehydration. So what does a sweaty athlete need to know about staying adequately hydrated without stomach sloshing? Here are some tips.

Injured Athletes: Nutrition Tips to Hasten Healing

Being injured is one of the hardest parts of being an athlete. If your child is unable to exercise due to a broken bone, knee surgery, stress fracture, or concussion, you may wonder: What can she eat to heal quickly? How can she avoid getting fat while she's unable to exercise? Should she be taking supplements? This article will address those concerns, and more.

Five Tips To Help Your Skinny Child Bulk Up

Genetics plays a powerful role in why some athletes have so much trouble gaining weight (and keeping it on). Although you cannot change your child's genetics and their tendency to fidget, you can boost their calorie intake. Here are five tips on how to help your child bulk-up healthfully and save money in the process.

Obesity Epidemic: Everyone Needs To Join The Fight

Kids have the power to change parents' food and exercise habits. Kids are unlikely to make choices based on health, but rather on pleasure. When they understand that health means more fun, they'll start making the right choices--just like victorious sports teams that win with good nutrition.

Protein FAQs for Athletes

Protein is a popular topic these days among competitive athletes, but there is a lot of confusion about how much protein they need, when they should eat it, and the best kinds of protein to choose. A leading sports nutritionist answers to some frequently asked questions active people commonly ask about protein in a sports diet.

Sports Nutrition News

Here are a few of the nutrition highlights from the American College of Sports Medicine's 2012 annual meeting.

Recovering from Hard Exercise: How to Refuel

What's best to eat for recovery after a hard workout? Here's how, as the parent of a hungry athlete, you can help them choose an optimal recovery diet.

Water Enhances Sports Performance

Here are some "droplets" of information to enhance your water IQ, optimize water balance, and help your child feel and perform better in sports

Sports Nutrition News from the ACSM 2011 Annual Meeting

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the world's largest organization of sports medicine and exercise science professionals. At ACSM's 2011 annual meeting in Denver, over 6,000 exercise scientists, sports dietitians, physicians and other health professionals gathered to share their research. Here are a few of the nutrition highlights.