Health & Fitness: Feeding active kids

Written by Daniel Hynes

22 March 2015

The AFL has produced a great guide to feeding active kids, particularly ones who partake in the challenging game of AFL.

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It is important for the junior footballer to eat well every day – not just on game day or before a carnival.

Active children need constant refuelling and cooling. Their nutritional needs are of great importance to their overall health, growth and development, as well as to their sporting performance.

The junior athlete will play better, for longer, and recover quicker from training and competition when well-nourished. The junior footballer, who is not getting enough total energy, may become tired, irritable and lethargic, and may even struggle to maintain interest and enjoyment in sport.

Click on the follow link to get more details.

Feeding Active Kids – The junior Australian football player

 

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