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Raising the bar on sports nutrition

Raising the bar on sports nutrition

Claire Kosewic, Senior Reporter

November 5, 2015

Coaches often say that there’s more to succeeding in sports than the hours spent in practice and competition, but teenage athletes commonly overlook what “being healthy” means or how their lifestyle affects athletic abilities. “Nutrition is not just a sidebar of training and succeeding,” registered dietitia...

Sugared up, powered down

Sugared up, powered down

Catherine Dana, Senior Reporter

November 5, 2015

While energy bars and drinks may be a more convenient choice for busy athletes who lack time between school and practice to sit down and eat a snack, most do not have the protein necessary for athletes — and some can have as much sugar as a candy bar. “Alternatives for sugary bars are mixtures...

Vitamins and protein powders are not always essential for teen health

Vitamins and protein powders are not always essential for teen health

October 12, 2011

Sophia Redfern Reporter Junior Isabella Borges sits on a bench before basketball practice, mixing a protein powder drink. Borges, like many athletes, believe that protein powders, nutritional supplements similar to vitamins, help her before, during, and after working out. “I drink a protein powder called Whey,” Borges said, referring to the company. “I feel like it he...

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