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

Talking Sports Nutrition: Parents May Not Be Best Messengers

A 2012 study by researchers at the University of Minnesota contains some troubling findings about parents' attitudes towards sports and healthy nutrition. MomsTEAM decided to ask sports nutrition expert Allison Maurer for her advice on improving nutrition among youth athletes. 

Healthy Eating A Challenge for Youth Sports Athletes, Parents Say

The food and beverages available to and consumed by youth athletes when they participate in organized sports is often unhealthy, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota.

High Fructose Corn Syrup Hurts, Omega-3 Helps Memory: Study

A new UCLA study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning - and how Omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the disruption.  Previous studies have shown Omega-3 helps heart health and may aid in recovery from concussion.

MyPlate Replaces MyPyramid To Promote Healthier Eating

The USDA's MyPlate has replaced its outdated and much-maligned Food Pyramid. The colorful quarters of the plate - green for vegetables, red for fruits, orange for grains, and purple for protein - are aimed at nudging Americans away from meals dominated by meat and starch and towards meals made up mostly of plant-based foods.

Kids' Nutrition and Health Survey Finds Most Want Healthier Food

Patty James, certified natural chef, holistic nutritionist, and author of More Vegetables, Please!, and her non-profit,, traveled to 41 states  to conduct videotape interviews of kids from all walks of life.   Our kids' take on health, nutrition, and exercise may surprise you.

Healthy Living: Time to Listen To Our Kids

Kids are often times more intuitive than adults, and what they think is best for them in terms of health, nutrition and exercise often times is. It's time we truly listened to what they have to say, says certified natural chef, holistic nutrition expert and founder of, Patty James.


Sports Drinks Preferred Over Coconut Water Because They Taste Better

Among the research findings presented by exercise scientists, sports dietitians, physicians, and health professionals at the 2010 annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Baltimore was that a standard sports drink was preferred by athletes to coconut water to replace fluid lost through sweating because it tastes better.

Breakfast and Exercise: Key to Healthy Teens At Healthy Weights

Eating a regular breakfast is important to a teen's health and to maintaining a healthy weight, says a study in the journal Pediatrics.

Survey Shows Parent Confusion On Nutrition

Many parents are confused about the right foods and fluids to give their kids who play sports.

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