(HealthDay News) -- Packing nutritious snacks can help your young athlete stay healthy and have the energy to succeed on the field.
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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics explains how nutritious snacks can help your athletic child:
- They give your child's muscles enough calories to stay strong while playing.
- They provide fluids to help maintain a cool body temperature.
- They supply nutrients to help your child grow and develop.
- They support the body's recovery after strenuous exercise.
-- Diana Kohnle
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