Ask Your Biggest Nutrition Question

On Tuesday January 26, I am hosting a live and free Teleseminar with Chris to answer ANY and ALL of your questions related to young athlete nutrition.


EVENT: Young Athlete Nutrition

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, January 26th at 8:00pm Eastern

FORMAT: Simulcast! (Attend via Phone or Webcast — it’s your choice)



—-> http://www.AttendThisEvent.com/?eventid=10949619


Now, in the meantime, I need you to go to ask any question you have about Nutrition.


Any question.


I’ll ask your questions to Chris live on the Teleseminar.


Now, I’m also giving away a few copies of the Youth Nutrition Specialist certification for free!


And all you have to do to qualify is two things –


1) Post a nutrition-related question

2) Be live on the Teleseminar when I announce your name


That’s it!


– Brian


275 Responses

  1. Lana Villalobos says:

    I would like to get a free certification in Youth Sports Nutruition firstly because I am a mom. When I go to the grocery store, mom’s club, and yes even the gym I see children that are over weight. It concerns me because society as a whole has gotten fatter. What if we could get this information into the hands that would benefit the most, the next generation. I am going to be starting Zumbatomics and I want to reach the schools, Mom’s Club, the rec’s in my area, and gyms in my area and if I had this information to go on top of the movement these kids will be getting, it will revolutionize their lives. Second, as a fat girl growing up I realize and know first hand what these over wieght kids go through. I was the one who thrived on the second helpings as big as my dad ate for attention in the 4th grade. Sick, to think eating as much as a grown man eats would gain approval. I want to instill the tools that can heal heart ache and curb a lifetime of struggles and not to forget that these tools will help these children to curb cancer, diabetes, and even unhealthy eating disorders. I sincerely hope you pick me and if you do I will use the program to give back to our future. Thank you, Lana Villalobos.

  2. andrew english says:

    I own a personal training studio where I train mainly people between the ages of 30 to60 years old . I do train young athletes between the ages of 7 yrs old to 20 years old. These youngsters are always looking for optimal eating for performance 7to 14 and weight gain and performance in the 15 to 20 age group. I also coach my sons rep hockey, lacrosse, football. Parents are always asking me what to eat and I’m tired of bullcrapping them. I need to know from reputable sources.
    I feel very uneducated in the 7 to 14 age group when it comes to protein requirements, supplements as well as macromolecule ratio and required amount for daily intake for these young kids. As well,optimal eating pregame and day before game meals. My last question would be about tournament situations and snacking between back to back games and games with more of a break in between.
    Lots of questions, I need this certification! please let me know how to become certified in youth nutrition.
    thanks, Andrew

  3. pat mccloskey says:

    Tahnks for the chance Brian and Chris:

    Some research (summarized by Ray Peat of RayPeat.com) is beginning to show toxic downsides to supplementation with fish oils and omega 3 providers…this makes me very reticent to condone the use of these nutritional sources particularly in my clients and players who are kids…many parents are pouring this stuff down the kids throats (figuratively and perhaps literally)…I’d be grateful for your thoughts…

  4. Debbie Brown says:

    Hi Brian!

    I would absolutely appreciate the opportunity to obtain the Youth Nutrition Specialist Certification!!!! The certification would fit in perfectly with what I am striving to achieve regarding positive, lasting attitudes towards health and fitness!

    I would like to know how to establish a practical nutrition program for “at risk” young children who are already obese or overweight and are in poor physical condition. The nutrition program would be used in conjunction with a physical fitness program geared to increase their physical well-being, as well as their confidence.

  5. kelli says:

    I have two questions:

    1. I have a 12 year old daughter that plays Club Volleyball. I also work with alot of kids that play tournament sports. What is the best plan for keeping them energized for an all day tournament (inside or out). For instance, the girls played in a tournament on Saturday with 1st game at 9am, 2nd at 11am third at 1pm, fourth at 4pm, then play-offs beginning at 6pm. They ended up playing two more games that finished around 10pm. Each game included 2-3 sets. My kids always eat breakfast, but I know others may not. What would be your plan to get them through this day nutritionally?

    2. What about snack foods for the kids with peanut allergies? If you’re not familiar, most of them cannot even eat foods manufactured in a facility with peanuts. For instance, if my son has a 2 or 3 game baseball tournament, I make sure he eats a good breakfast and we take “Clif” bars for him to eat in between game. They seem to be the most natural and have better contents for protein bars. That seems to work great for him. But, those with the allergy have no alternative for protein bars. They either ALL have peanut in them or were manufactured in a facility with peanuts. Same with the protein powders you could use to make homemade bars. What do you suggest?

    Thank you.

  6. Heather says:

    I know this is geared toward youth athletes, but my questions has more to do with those that don’t necessarily participate in sports: When working with overweight/obese children, what is the best way to approach the topic of nutrition? These children are teased and tormented daily about their weight, and have probably tried many “diets” that haven’t worked. How can we help them feel that this isn’t just another “diet” and still be sensitive to their feelings?

  7. Bob O'Neil says:


    First, I was at your IYCA Summit last year and thought it was worth every moment of my attention and every penny! Great job.

    My question may already be among the many posted, but I believe that it is better for an adult to eat 5 – 6 small meals and drink a gallon of water a day than the traditional 3 meals a day etc. Is this true for developing children as well? Also, if it is a better approach for athletes and just children in general how can we begin to change the culture [school, home etc.] so that such a schedule of consumption could be facilitated?

  8. dylan says:

    is there any other supplements that are better than protein or as good. If so which ones?

  9. anthony says:

    is creatine necesary for young athletes that are trying to build as much muscle as possible

  10. Tom Hurley says:

    OK, So when working with kids, the reality is that ,ost of their daily nutritional decisions are made by a parent. The oarent decides what to buy, what they feel like preparing, and what eventually is served to their child. This is probably more of a “behavioral” question, as in “healthy eating choices”, but is still huge: If you could give one piece of critical advise to kids who struggle with the delemna of KNOWING what to eat and how to eat it, and WHAT their parents’ feed them, what would that advise be?

  11. Troy Jolley says:

    Please give me a description of what your typical daily meal plan would be for today’s young athlete.







  12. SoCal Brian says:

    Hey, I was just wondering when and what are the best types of food or supplements to consume, nutritionally speaking? This question is addressed to the pre, during and post exercising phases. I also would like to speak towards receiving the nutrition specialist certification, I feel that it would be a great way to spread the message of the IYCA as well as add credibility and a more complete service to my clients. I believe that nutrition is essential to the success of any exercise program and is almost futile without it.

  13. Zachary Eaton says:

    I want to know about taking protein bars or drinks after I work out. Is this a good Idea and if so what kind of protein product should I look to use.

  14. Zachary Eaton says:

    I want to know hwat kind of nutrition program should a high school football player be on. I want to bulk up, but with healthy weight and muscle. I am not sure what type of nutritional program to use. Please can you give me some ideas??

  15. Richard Holmes says:

    I’ve seen 14 year olds being fed pasta/protein shakes at half time and after matches week in week out. What is the benefit in doing this? One boy has gone from being slim to quite athletically built in less than a year, definitely has a good metobolism on his side. I havent really spoken to the father about it becuase i am not sure what to say about these methods. I guess the thinking is that, while very quick, being physically smaller than the average means bulking up will enable the boy to make/break more tackles on the pitch. He was good before but is definitely holding his own more now in the clinch. What are the advantages/disadvantages of this regimine, short/long term?

  16. Chris Ament says:

    I’d like to know what should a diet look like in terms of protein/carbohydrates/fat for a pre-adolescent male/female and teenage male female? Does it depend on the sport he/she participates? Thanks a lot!

  17. Joe Consolini says:

    Hi. Brian the reason why I would like to have to a copy of the youth nutritionist specialist certification is because I am a Phys Ed Teacher in the Public School system and I would love to have more credibility so that I can help improve the nutrition habits in the schools

  18. Kate says:

    What, if any provisions should be considered when designing appropriate nutrition plans for elite adolescent athletes (14-17), if they are recovering from an injury?
    Specifically, any musculoskeletal dysfunction that has removed them from competition for a period of time and required treatment. Do the increased needs for healing require supplementation or can they be met through a well planned approach?

    Also, how do you address mood disorders when dealing with youth athletes? Are there any guidelines you suggest adhering to?

    Sincere thanks.

  19. Sharneece Pratt says:

    Why does it seem that it is easier for young men to drop weight faster than you women athletes? Also which meal would you recommend that should acquire the most nutrients? One more question, I apologize I am healthy conscious, for someone who is trying to lose muscle mass, what advice would you recommend.

    Thank you for your time and patience.

  20. Harm says:

    Hi Brian, I work with young rugby players (13-18) who are eager to get bigger and stronger. What can I advise them about their food intake during school hours? They don’t have much time in between classes and therefore they have to wait till lunch to get their ‘big’ meal. Would you advise to have them eat little bits quickly in between lessons or is it better to wait till they have time to consume their lunch properly?

  21. Brenda says:

    I was very interested in the webinar tonight concerning youth health and creatine but I had a meeting. Anyway to get the notes or the anwsers to the questons on this site?

  22. Sade Johnson says:

    Why might a food with a high glycemic index and glycemic load be advantageous for athletic performance but disadvantageous for health?

  23. Sade Johnson says:

    Is it ethical for an athlete to take performance-enhancing supplements as long as they are legal (and not banned by his/her individual sport)? Why or why not?

  24. […] that’s precisely why I hand-picked him to create the IYCA’s “youth nutrition Specialist” certification […]

  25. http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/show_user.php?userid=292562 says:

    Not is the people”s judgment always true: The most may err as grossly as the few….

    And plenty makes us poor….

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