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Lisa McDowell: Dietary Supplements Not 'Lightning In A Bottle' For Athletes

October is Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTEAM. We invited some old friends and some new ones to share their wisdom about nutrition and offer always on-the-go sports parents fresh ideas and choices for healthy, easy-to-make breakfasts, lunches, dinners and between-meal snacks for your active children.

Today we hear from Lisa McDowell, sports dietitian for the U.S. Olympic Team at the recent London Games and for the Detroit Red Wings:

Sports dietitian Lisa McDowell

MomsTEAM:What are your top five foods for sports nutrition?


A sports dietitian for Olympic and professional athletes emphasizes the importance of maintaining a schedule of meals and snacks for proper fueling and recovery, adequate hydration before, during and after training and competition, and proper rest and sleep.

Lisa McDowell (Sports Dietician): Realized Power of Nutrient Dense Diet When Father Had Cancer


In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam asked 30 experts in 2012 to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.

Today, with the National Hockey League playoffs about to begin, we hear again from Lisa McDowell, sports dietitian for the Detroit Red Wings.

By Lisa McDowell, MS, RD, CNSD

A sports dietitian realized the power of nutrient dense when her father was being treated for pancreatic cancer.  She now helps elite athletes, including members of NHL's Detroit Red Wings, to fuel with the rainbow and eat highly concentrated, natural food; a diet which has helped improve performance, prevent injury, and speed injury recovery.
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