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With school back in session, here's some timely advice on how to meet the nutritional needs of student athletes.

Updated: October 19, 2000, 9:39 PM ET

Dietary needs of young athletes Sharon Howard, R.D., M.S., C.D.E. FADA Along with the book bags dropped around the house, it's the season for the soccer balls and sports shoes to clutter the floor. Considering the rate of obesity in our society, parents are encouraged to keep their kids physically active. Yet the after-school practices, sports schedules and long hours away from home create a nutritional challenge for the parent trying to feed these athletes.

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