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Chocolate and Athletes By Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD Most athletes love chocolate in any form: candy bars, chocolate chip cookies, squares of dark chocolate. Over 60% of all US candy sales are chocolate-based. But how good or bad is chocolate for our health? Is it as health-promoting as we want it to be? What about all...

Breakfast On-the-Go Options By Roberta Anding, RD Regardless of whether you are a player, coach, umpire or parent, your mother was right – “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” It breaks the overnight fasting period, replenishes your supply of glucose to increase energy, improves alertness and...

Umpires: Refueling During, Between and After Games PBSCCS was recently contacted by an umpire who wanted to know what he could do to improve his stamina and performance when working 2-3 games per day. He said that he seemed to be dragging between games and wondered if there was something that he could eat between...

Baseball and Softball Players Refueling During, Between and After Games PBSCCS was recently contacted by a mom who wanted to know what she could do to improve the stamina and performance of her 16U son and 14U daughter when they played multiple games per day in tournament play. She said that they seemed to run out of...

What Should Umpires Eat Before a Morning Game? PBSCCS was recently contacted by an umpire who wanted to know what he could do to improve his stamina and performance in morning games. He said that he seemed to be dragging during morning games and wondered if there was something that he could eat for breakfast that...

Eating Clean: Unintended Consequences By Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSCS I’ve started eating clean; quinoa and brown rice. No more white rice. I haven’t had cookies for ages. I’m eating clean—no added sugar. When I visit my parents, I bring my own food. It’s healthier…. The clean eating movement has raised a...

Athletes, Injuries and Nutrition  By Nancy Clark, RD Athletes get injured. It’s part of the deal. Be it a torn ACL, Achilles tendonitis, or a pulled muscle, the questions arise: What can I eat to recover faster? Would more vitamins be helpful? What about collagen supplements? At this year’s virtual Food and...