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New Resource--Sports Nutrition for Youth: A Handbook for Coaches, Alberta Health Services

Based on extensive stakeholder engagement, the public health dietitians at Alberta Health Services have created an online resource titled Sports Nutrition for Youth: A Handbook for Coaches.

This handbook provides sports nutrition recommendations, teaching tools and learning activities for school and community coaches to guide recreational athletes and active youth aged 12 to 18 years. It includes nutrition and hydration advice before, during, and after activity, and information on vegetarian diets, body image, and nutrition supplements. The handbook also outlines ways in which coaches can help athletes create healthier eating environments at home, at school, while traveling and in recreation centres.

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