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Activity Number 128653. Level 2.

The article explores the literature about the nutrient needs of young athletes, including energy and macronutrient recommendations. Information about hydration needs as well as dietary supplement and sport food use is also delineated. The author concludes with tips for providing education on nutrition to this age group derived from her personal experience as a volunteer sports dietitian for middle and high school sports teams.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about nutritional issues affecting young athletes.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits and risks of participation in sports by young athletes and methods of measuring nutritional status.
  2. Recall recommendations for nutritional and hydration intake by young athletes.
  3. Evaluate educational approaches useful in reaching young athletes.
Price: $21.95


  • CDR 1.5 CPEU
  • FCDN 1.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), provider number LI001. Registered dietitians (RDs) will receive 1.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for successful completion of this program/material, CPE Level 2. Activity Number 128653.

LWW is approved as a provider of continuing education for the Florida Council for Dietetics and Nutrition.

Professions: Dietetic Professional
Test Code: NT0916DP
Published: Sep/Oct 2016
Expires: 9/4/2020
Sources: Nutrition Today
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD, FAND
Categories: Nutrition