Feeding the Young Athlete GIVEAWAY!
I’m so excited I could dance a jig! We’re giving away TWO copies of this fresh new book.
My publisher, Philip Lee of Readers to Eaters, recently asked me to identify five reasons why I felt the book is important. Here’s my list:
- Simple do-able directions -for when and what to eat to play your best; what to shop for and pack in your bag; how to choose the most nutrient rich foods, how to eat on the road and more. There are short lists on EVERY page.
- We encourage whole foods eating and cooking. This is not a book about powders, pills and neon colored drinks. Why young people need real food is spelled out clearly and lip-smacking recipes using those foods are plentiful.
- Teamwork is emphasized on so many levels. Whether we’re talking about how nutrients work together as a team, how your body and food work together as a team or how team meals can enhance camaraderie, this thread is woven throughout the book
- Understanding how food affects body and mind is tantamount for health. Applying better eating to sports is immediate, palpable and has the potential of affecting the way kids will eat during their whole life.
- There’s nothing quite like this book on the market. This book addresses a young person’s relationship to food through their immediate concern – wanting to play well in today’s game! And it does so in a cheerful, visually exciting way. Go food!
Don’t currently have a young athlete in your house? No problem. The concepts and recipes in the book apply to all ages. Philips’s children compete in music competitions and they found the advice in the book works well for that too! Also, we learned that COACHES are very influential people - more so than parents. Consider giving a copy to your favorite youth coach.
Here’s how to win one of the two copies we are giving away:
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3. This brought back memories for me - What was your favorite piece of playground equipment when you were a child? I was a terribly uncoordinated child. Couldn’t even turn a cartwheel. When two kids turned the big heavy jump rope and we were supposed to gauge when to go in I was terrified. I knew the heavy rope would smack me and everyone would laugh. But SOMEHOW I figured the timing out and could play the jump rope game. It became my favorite because I had conquered a fear, and mastered a scary skill that seemed so easy for everyone else. Okay. Your turn. Type your answer as a comment to this post.
4. Contest ends at 5pm on September 23rd. Check your email on the 24th. The winners will be chosen by random.org. If you don’t respond to your “winner” email within 48 hours, we will choose a new winner (tough love…).