Why Is Nutrition Important?
Healthy and balanced diet is the key to staying fit and improving your performance as an athlete.
Balanced nutrition is very important for child and adult athletes for their growth and ability to be their best in sports. Young athletes need to learn what foods are good for energy, when to eat different foods, how to eat during an event, and when and what to eat to restore energy after activity.
A well-balanced diet that has the right amounts of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) is needed to give enough energy for growth and activity.
Fluids, like water, are also necessary for hydration to support growth and athletic performance.