Impact of Nutrition Education and Carbohydrate Supplementation on Performance of High School Football Players


  • Sathya Sai Institute of Home Science, Dharwad, India
  • University of Mysore, Department of Studies in Food Science and Nutrition, Mysore, 570 006, India


When everything else is equal, nutrition can make the difference in sports performance. Nutrition plays an important role for attaining high level of achievement in sports and athletics. Physical fitness and training are very much dependent on nutritional status of sports personnel. Diet significantly influences the performance of athletes. It is unfortunate to note that many student athletes may not be adequately nourished due to poor understanding of sports nutrition, lack of nutrition knowledge and practice. Nutrition education is a key element to promoting life long healthy eating and exercise behaviours and should start from the early stages of life. Nutrition education provided to sports persons has brought about desirable changes in food habits leading to good performance in sports.

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Health Care and Hospital Management

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