Feeding Your Young Athlete

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Young athletes require may require a higher calorie intake than their non-athletic peers.
Air Date: 10/10/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Michele LaBotz, MD
M.LabotzMichele LaBotz MD FAAP practices sports medicine at at the InterMed Sports Medicine Clinic in South Portland, Maine.  She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School, and performed her pediatric internship at the University of Wisconsin before finishing her pediatric residency at Maine Medical Center and her sports medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  After fellowship, she was a team physician and associate fellowship director at the University of Hawai'i, before returning to
Maine.  She now lives on Cousins Island with her husband, a golf professional and high school golf coach,  and their 12 year old daughter, who is a competitive gymnast.

Michele was one of the lead authors for the AAP's recently released policy
statement on Trampoline Safety in Children and Adolescents.
    Feeding Your Young Athlete
    Young athletes may require a higher calorie intake than their non-athletic peers. Children that are very active need many more calories to keep up with their body's demands for their sport.

    If your child is active in athletics, make sure you understand their nutrition needs as your young athlete grows, plays, and achieves.

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