Food functons for developing athletes; nutritional essentials for sports; fluids for athletes; fuel for muscle development; eating for endurance training; tactics for gaining weight; lessons on losing weight; dietary details for specific sports; high-performance meal planning; fast-break food favourites; beyond the standard game plan; special nutritional needs for pre-adolescent athletes; strategies for disordered eating; championship-winning recipes for young athletes.
Ann Litt, MS, RD, LD, who passed away in 2007, was a nutrition
expert who had been in private practice since 1980 and consulted
many athletes and their parents on proper nutritional practices.
She specialized in helping teenagers and young adults develop
normal eating habits. In addition, she was a nutrition consultant
to the Washington Redskins and the Elite Athlete Training System
(EATS).Litt is the author of The College Student's Guide to
Eating Well on Campus and was quoted regularly in The
Washington Parent and The Washington Post. She was
highly regarded among nutritionists and conducts workshops
nationwide. She was a former chairperson of Nutrition
Entrepreneurs, a dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic
Association (ADA) and was the recipient of the Recognized Young
Dietitian Award from the ADA.Litt lived outside of Washington, DC,
with her husband and two sons.
"Fuel for Young Athletes "provides a sound nutritional program that
developing athletes can use to reach their full potential. Author
Ann Litt's practical advice factors in not just what foods are best
for future sports stars, but also what teenagers like to eat. A
valuable guide for young athletes, their coaches, and their
Assistant director, National Federation of State High School Associations
"If you are a parent looking for food tips for your growing athletes, Ann Litt's "Fuel for Young Athletes" will answer your questions and calm your concerns."
Nancy Clark, MS, RD
Sports nutritionist and author of Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook
""This easy-to-understand, practical guide is a must read for all parents and young athletes. It provides sound sports nutrition information to optimally fuel the growing athlete's body.""
Mitzi Dulan, RD
Sports Nutrition Consultant, Kansas City Chiefs