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Health Tip: Help Young Athletes Avoid Malnutrition
Ways to prevent getting sick

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Young athletes who push themselves too hard without getting the proper nourishment risk making themselves sick.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics explains how to avoid malnutrition among young athletes:

  • Teach children about the importance of fueling their bodies, and the risks of not getting enough nutrients.
  • Watch for signs of malnourishment and eating disorders, including unexplained weight loss, fatigue, a spike in strains and sprains, increased temperature sensitivity and preoccupation with food.
  • Be aware of irregular menstrual cycles, a potential sign of malnourishment among female athletes
  • Make sure young athletes eat regular healthy meals and snacks.

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