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Athletes' Nutrition: Fueling for Peak Performance

Happy Kids Nutrition Academy
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In this course, we'll explore the importance of healthy eating for athletes and physically active pre-teens. We'll discuss common misconceptions about sports nutrition, nutrient timings, food groups, and healthy eating.

Class Experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Beginner Level
5 lessons//5 Weeks
Β Week 1
Lesson 1
6 Essential Nutrients
- A look at carbs, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water - Their food sources - What is scurvy, rickets, osteoporosis - Simple vs complex carbs / refined vs unrefined carbs - Unsaturated vs saturated fats vs trans fats - Complete vs incomplete proteins
Β Week 2
Lesson 2
5 Food Groups
- The importance of fruits, veggies, dairy, proteins, and grains - Vegetables and colors (nutritional benefits) - Refined grains vs whole grains - Parts of whole kernel - Plant base proteins vs animal proteins - Non dairy alternatives - Food combination ideas - The 5 food groups video
Β Week 3
Lesson 3
Nutrient Timings
- Nutrient timing pre quiz (true/false activity) - Benefits of nutrient timings - Pre workout nutrition strategies - What to eat before a game (video) - Intra workout nutrition strategies - Post workout nutrition strategies
Β Week 4
Lesson 4
- Functions of drinking water - Benefits of staying hydrated - Dehydration symptoms - How to assess symptoms of dehydration (urine color and thirst) - Fluid options for staying hydrated - Comparing sports drinks vs energy drinks - Healthy alternatives to boost energy levels - Quiz
Β Week 5
Lesson 5
How to Read a Food Label
- Components of a food label - How labels can be deemed misleading - Food Labeling games/activities - Identifying fact or fiction statements on foods. (activitiy)
  • * Understand the importance of calcium and other essential nutrients. * Identify the 5 food groups and recognize food sources that provide these nutrients. * Discuss common misconceptions about sports nutrition and nutrient timing guidelines. * Learn how to read food labels and make informed choices about food and drink options. * Understand the importance of hydration and how to avoid dehydration.
Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutritionists 
Homework Offered
There will be weekly worksheets posted to the classroom (PDFs)
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will be referring to the book "Eat Like a Champion" by Jill Castle.
Joined August, 2019
At Happy Kids Nutrition Academy, we're passionate about empowering the next generation of young adults to make healthy food choices. Our mission is to educate and inspire a healthy and happy generation through our online nutrition and food science...Β 
Group Class


weekly or $95 for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
45 min

Completed by 49 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-12
1-6 learners per class

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