We Love Peanut Butter!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi November 06, 2018 1 min read

November is National Peanut Butter Month -and Dragonwing girls love this tasty spread!

Nutrition for athletic girls is a source of confidence!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi March 01, 2018 1 min read

March is National Nutrition Month and we’d like to share tips on good nutrition for girl athletes.  Balance is key. It is important to include lean protein, nutrient rich carbohydrates (whole grain, non GMO if possible), low-fat dairy, fruits, and vegetables in an athlete’s diet. It is essential to be properly hydrated, so drink your ...

4 Tips Every Young Athlete Should Know for Staying Hydrated

by MaryAnne Gucciardi May 08, 2014 2 min read

After a long, cold winter just about everywhere in the US, what a relief it is to have warmer weather and longer days. Practices and games that occur during the heat of the day can bring the risk of dehydration, especially for young athletes. Staying hydrated can help athletes feel and play their best. The ...

Are Sport Drinks Really Good For You?

by MaryAnne Gucciardi April 20, 2013 1 min read

In part 2 of our feature of nutritionist Kenlyn Young, the topic of healthy sports drinks is brought into the discussion. Is just water sufficient for an athlete? What about sports drinks? Below, our featured blogger answers some of your most pressing questions about sports drinks. “Staying hydrated is a critical component of exercise. Drinking ...

Snack on this: A nutritionist’s perspective

by MaryAnne Gucciardi April 12, 2013 1 min read

As a practicing dietician in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kenlyn Young has a lot of advice for athletes who depend on good nutritional practices for optimal performance. Snacking is an integral part of an athlete’s diet, if done right. Here is some advice from Young for best snacking habits for an athlete. “The goal of ...

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