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Sports and Nutrition: The Winning Connection
Clear guidelines in a simple format.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Advanced

This site from the University of Illinois explores the relationship between sports/exercise and the food you need to supply the energy.
The layout has well-placed graphics and lots of white space to give it a clean, uncluttered look.
The main sections of the site are displayed as graphics on the main page of the site. Visitors move through each section by clicking on the next link at the bottom of each internal page.

This is a great site that health and physical education teachers can use to help students understand the relationship between food and physical performance. There are several main sections, including: Don't Let Your Diet Let You Down, The Pregame Meal Planner, Keeping Energy Levels Up, and Keeping Fluid Levels Up. The information in these sections can help students understand how participating in sports can increase their food energy needs and learn the dangers of not practicing good nutrition. Included are recommended training table diets, questions asked by other young athletes, tips for eating right, a planner for making wise food choices, and more.


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