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May 22, 2018

Jackie Slomin is a sports dietitian who helps high school athletes get recruited to top tier colleges on scholarship with her Fuel Your Full Ride program.  Having previously worked with hundreds of division I and II athletes from all different sports and holding a master's degree in sports nutrition and exercise science, Jackie is an expert at helping athlete's discover how to improve their performance, energy and recovery time by up to 50% with advanced sports nutrition principles that can be used by even the busiest of families.  Jackie works with student-athletes, families, coaches and teams to help them discover how to gain a competitive edge through nutrition.  When Jackie isn't working with athletes, she loves weight training, kayaking and trying new foods.

In this week's episode, we discuss the specifics of what constitutes a healthy eating regimen for junior and college-bound tennis players and how and why a good diet can impact the recruiting process. Jackie shares her tips for what foods to eat to maximize training and competition as well as how to find the best foods for each individual player. She delves into the particular foods and drinks to eat before, during, and after competition to maximize performance and minimize the risk of fatigue and/or cramping. 

We also discuss the warning signs of eating disorders in our junior athletes and how we can recognize those signals in a timely fashion and get our athlete the appropriate help. Please remember that eating disorders occur in both males and females.

Jackie is offering a free online nutrition training that teaches you how to put together a sports nutrition plan for your junior player. You can register at:

FREE Sports nutrition training: https://training.jackieslomin.com/jit-sports/ 

You can find Jackie online at http://www.jackieslomin.com/. You can contact her via email at info@jackieslomin.com.

Jackie mentions BodyArmor Sports Drink which you can find here. She also mentions Clif Bars which you can find here.

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