Sports Hydration & Meal Timing

Proper hydration and fuel timing are important for sports performance.  Without the right nutrients or even water loss as little as 2-3% of an athlete’s body weight can decrease athletic performance.  Creating a plan for hydration and balanced eating before, during, and after exercise is key to getting the post out of training and optimizing…

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Dec 14, 2023 / Teens

Seasonal Depression in Teens and Children

Seasonal depression, a type of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is depression that occurs during the same season every year. It is most common in the fall and winter months when the days are shorter and there is less sunlight. Like adults, children and teens can…

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Nov 29, 2023 / Nutrition

Sports Nutrition Guidelines: Macronutrients & Micronutrients

When talking about sports nutrition for young athletes, most parents have questions about the types of foods their kids and teens should be eating to maximize their performance. In general, young athletes need slightly more protein than their nonathletic counterparts. This is because they’re building…

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Nov 17, 2023 / Colds & Illnesses

What is Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)?

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that is common in children 5 years old or younger, but any person can get it. HFMD can be present with or without fever and can cause painful sores on the inside of the mouth…

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Nov 14, 2023 / Infants

Prematurity Awareness

While every parent anticipates having a perfect pregnancy, a healthy baby, and a delivery free of complications, unfortunately, that’s not always the case. As many as ten percent of all babies are born prematurely every year. These babies need special care both in and out of…

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