Pediatric Nutrition & Health and Food Science
Domenico Meleleo (1), Fabrizio Angelini (2), Liliana Cassano (3), Alessandro Nitti (3)
1Pediatra, Commissione Scientifica SINSeB (Società Italiana Nutrizione Sport e Benessere)2Endocrinologo, Presidente Nazionale SINSeB3Dietista, SINSeB
Young athletes should not make mistakes on both overestimating their energy expenditure and underestimating all the risks of malnutrition. Moreover, they should not undervalue the surveillance on the occurrence of eating disorders. Sport nutrition is thought to achieve an indirect positive effect on performances, preserving health, trying to get the best conditions for the metabolic activities and giving the most suitable substratum to obtain an optimal post-exercise muscular “recovery”.