Sports Dietitians Australia position statement: sports nutrition for the adolescent athlete

Desbrow, Ben, McCormack, Joanna, Burke, Louise M., Cox, Gregory R., Fallon, Kieran, Hislop, Matthew, Logan, Ruth, Marino, Nello, Sawyer, Susan M., Shaw, Greg, Star, Anita, Vidgen, Helen and Leveritt, Michael (2014) Sports Dietitians Australia position statement: sports nutrition for the adolescent athlete. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 24 5: 570-584. doi:10.1123/ijsnem.2014-0031


Author Desbrow, Ben
McCormack, Joanna
Burke, Louise M.
Cox, Gregory R.
Fallon, Kieran
Hislop, Matthew
Logan, Ruth
Marino, Nello
Sawyer, Susan M.
Shaw, Greg
Star, Anita
Vidgen, Helen
Leveritt, Michael
Title Sports Dietitians Australia position statement: sports nutrition for the adolescent athlete
Journal name International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1543-2742
1526-484X
Publication date 2014-10-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1123/ijsnem.2014-0031
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 24
Issue 5
Start page 570
End page 584
Total pages 15
Place of publication Champaign, IL, United States
Publisher Human Kinetics
Language eng
Subject 2701 Medicine (miscellaneous)
2732 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
2916 Nutrition and Dietetics
Abstract It is the position of Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) that adolescent athletes have unique nutritional requirements as a consequence of undertaking daily training and competition in addition to the demands of growth and development. As such, SDA established an expert multidisciplinary panel to undertake an independent review of the relevant scientific evidence and consulted with its professional members to develop sports nutrition recommendations for active and competitive adolescent athletes. The position of SDA is that dietary education and recommendations for these adolescent athletes should reinforce eating for long term health. More specifically, the adolescent athlete should be encouraged to moderate eating patterns to reflect daily exercise demands and provide a regular spread of high quality carbohydrate and protein sources over the day, especially in the period immediately after training. SDA recommends that consideration also be given to the dietary calcium, Vitamin D and iron intake of adolescent athletes due to the elevated risk of deficiency of these nutrients. To maintain optimal hydration, adolescent athletes should have access to fluids that are clean, cool and supplied in sufficient quantities before, during and after participation in sport. Finally, it is the position of SDA that nutrient needs should be met by core foods rather than supplements, as the recommendation of dietary supplements to developing athletes over-emphasizes their ability to manipulate performance in comparison with other training and dietary strategies.
Keyword Exercise
Sport
Performance
Diet
Youth
Puberty
Health
Growth
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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