10 Grab-and-Go High Protein Snacks

I talk to my teams over and over again about the importance of protein in their diet. Athletes need protein for muscle growth and repair, and yes, they require a little more than the average child or teenager. However, it … Continued

Measles: What Every Parent Needs to Know

We are living in the midst of a measles epidemic here in California, with more than 59 cases of measles reported in our state alone since the end of 2014 and 42 cases directly linked to an initial exposure at … Continued

The Paleo Diet: Is It Right for Young Athletes?

There’s been a lot of buzz over the Paleo Diet, based on the premise that people should eat like our ancestors ate during the Paleolithic Era thousands of years ago. The diet emphasizes lean meats, seafood and eggs, fresh fruits … Continued

The New and Improved Orange Chicken Stir-Fry

Last night I spoke to one of my teams and we were discussing the best (and worst) choices at some of their favorite fast food places. Chinese food is always a favorite among teenagers, but our fast food choices were … Continued

Energize Yourself with Food!

It’s mid month in January, we all resolved to eat better and exercise, but it seems like the Holidays never officially ended. You’re not alone, and it’s time to really commit.  Remember, SMALL changes can have BIG impact! Today I … Continued

How to Shop Smart for Fruits and Veggies

  At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables are recommended daily, but shopping for these items (especially organic or not in season produce) can be pricy…How to shop smart for fruits and veggies you ask? Let’s take a look … Continued