To fuel workouts, enhance stamina, energy, strength, and quickness, active kids need to eat and drink the proper foods.
Whole-grain pasta, cereals and breads, fruits, vegetables, beans, brown rice, and potatoes contain more nutrient-rich carbohydrates than white varieties, and are the only choices available when ordering from WT Café.
Kids, especially active ones, need high quality protein foods to build and repair body tissues, which take a beating with consistent, rigorous workouts. Athletes should consume a wide variety of high quality lean protein foods, such as chicken, turkey, beef, pork, soy, eggs, beans, and milk options available with WT Café.
Fat is needed in the diet — but it’s important that it’s the right type of fat. Kids should incorporate a variety of natural fats into their daily diet, such as oils, seeds, olives, and avocados.
Staying properly hydrated contributes to good health. When exercising less than 60 minutes, water is the best drink to replace lost fluids. If exercising more than 60 minutes, sports beverages or coconut water with electrolytes and a source of sugar are best to replenish lost fluids and energy.
|4 - 8||400-500 cal||500-600 cal||500-600 cal||150-250 cal|
|9 - 13||700-800 cal||800-900 cal||800-900 cal||350-450 cal|
|14 - 18||1000-1100 cal||1100-1200 cal||1100-1200 cal||550-650 cal|
Snacks are an important part of a balanced diet. We recommend these WT Café snacks for your active child: