Young athletes, parents, coaches and PE teachers want to know how goodnutrition can help young sportsmen and women fulfill their potential.As the government focuses on healthy eating for children, this isbecoming even more important with the growing threat to theirwell-being from inactivity and obesity. With the 2012 Olympic Gamesapproaching, the number of young people participating in sport is setto be the highest it has ever been. Around 85% regularly take part insports activities outside lessons – swimming is the most commonactivity for girls, with football for boys. 43% spend between 1–5 hoursper week doing sport outside lesons (Sport England). Carefully researched and satisfying the need for a nutrition book specifically for this age group, Sports Nutrition for Young Athletesoffers clear advice to sports coaches, teachers and parents of youngpeople wanting to maximise their sports performance through eatinghealthily and sensibly. The book covers issues such as:Weight, body composition and eating disorders Nutritional considerations for five categories (Track/running, swimming, gym/ice/dance, racquet sports, football/rugby) Practical nutrition tips Eating plans and competition eating strategies Easy delicious and nutritious recipes.