“Nutrition of the Child / Adolescent-Athlete. The perception of today.”

A very interesting talk on: “Nutrition of the Child / Adolescent-Athlete. The perception of today.”, was held on Saturday, December 7th at Ekpedeftiria Bouga. Mr. Alexopoulos Panagiotis of the Nutrition Center of Panagiotis Alexopoulos and Asimina Liakopoulou, was invited by  Ekpedeftiria  Bouga  and the TORNADOS Football Academy.

Mr. Alexopoulos referred to the current eating habits of children and adolescents and the role of parents, coaches and teachers.

More and more studies consistently confirm that today’s dietary approaches and choices are far from the dietary standards that need to be followed. As a result, both in childhood and during adolescence  new diseases that were previously rare, appear. At the same time, childhood and adolescent obesity are on the rise.

Mr. Alexopoulos referred to suggested meals for children and adolescents during the day. He  also emphasized the value of proper nutrition ,before and after exercise ,even during exercise if it exceeds 90 minutes.

He discussed with the TORNADOS young athletes and talked about their eating habits ,but also with the parent –coaches, about the nutritional management of children according to their age.

    Because the nutritional habits of toddlers, children and adolescents largely determine their adult life, it is important to inform parents, as well as educate children from an early age, to create an environment of nutrition, education and prevention.

    Επειδή οι διατροφικές συνήθειες των νηπίων , παιδιών και εφήβων καθορίζουν σε μεγάλο βαθμό την ενήλικη ζωή τους είναι πολύ σημαντική η ενημέρωση των γονέων όσο και η εκπαίδευση των παιδιών από μικρές ηλικίες, για να δημιουργηθεί ένα περιβάλλον διατροφικής αγωγής, εκπαίδευσης και πρόληψης.