Nutritional Recommendations for the Young Athlete Current Concept Review

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Christian Hecht
Nicholas Bank
Brian Cook
R. Justin Mistovich


Among adolescents in the United States, over half receive low-quality nutrition. Furthermore, adolescents who participate in sports require nutrition that meets their demands for athletic performance and energy expenditure. To support the sport performance and overall health of this group, physicians need evidence-based, practical nutrition recommendations to disseminate to young athletes, their parents, and coaches. This narrative review serves to inform guidance on young athlete nutrition, nutrient timing, hydration, dietary supplementation, and educational interventions.

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Hecht, C., Bank, N., Brian Cook, & Mistovich, R. J. (2023). Nutritional Recommendations for the Young Athlete: Current Concept Review. Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 5(1).