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The adolescent athlete asks their body to do many things: daily training and competition and everyday growth and development.
Eating patterns must meet the needs for sporting success with the nutritional considerations for healthy growth and development.
These days there are so many people who tell you what to eat – bloggers, magazines, books, websites, sponsors of athletes, friends and family. Even the supermarket or chemist can be full of products such as protein shakes claiming to improve your health.
Sophie’s one hour engaging talk empowers young minds by cutting through the marketing and giving the facts. In her talk she explores:
What is protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins and minerals?
What happens to them in the body?
How do they impact your ability to train, compete and recover well?
Should I take supplements or drink protein shakes?
Students will hear Sophie’s top tips for fueling themselves as an athlete and will leave feeling empowered to make their own informed decisions about what they eat.
This talk includes a facilitated discussion which focuses on the challenges and opportunities the food system faces with regards to food production, distribution, and consumption. This session directly links with Unit 4 of VCE Food Studies curriculum (Food issues, challenges and futures). Topics Covered: What is sustainability? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander concepts of sustainability […]
Around 200,000 students sit Year 12 exams each year. Stress, sleeplessness and anxiety are regularly reported by students. During these periods students are putting enormous stress on their mind and body to comprehend, remember and recall new information. Highlighting the importance of nutrition – our brain weighs only 2% our body weight but uses 20% of our […]