Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nutrition 101

On Friday I had the opportunity to educate over 300 male and female athletes at Barbers Hill High School on nutrition during each of their athletic periods. The information focused on quality of foods; defining carbohydrate, protein, and fat; fueling the body through out the day; post-workout food sources; water; and a grocery shopping list.

The athletes asked multiple questions. They were made very aware of how little vegetables they consume; how often they do NOT eat; and the importance of understanding that food is fuel for the body and must be consumed through out the entire day. Not once a day.

I had a blast leading the discussion and felt 100% in my element!!!! I was so thankful for having the chance to discuss the importance of the base of the pyramid for the development of an athlete.

I challenge every parent to educate their kids on nutrition. I also challenge every student athlete to take ownership of their life and learn more about nutrition. Robb Wolf and the Paleo Diet provide a wealth of knowledge. And if you do not know where to begin, ask a CrossFit Central coach. We are here to help the community raise up healthy and fit individuals.

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