Dietary Intakes and Supplement Use in Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent Canadian Athletes

  title={Dietary Intakes and Supplement Use in Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent Canadian Athletes},
  author={Jill A. Parnell and Kristin P Wiens and Kelly Anne Erdman},
Young athletes experience numerous dietary challenges including growth, training/competition, unhealthy food environments, and travel. The objective was to determine nutrient intakes and supplement use in pre-adolescent and adolescent Canadian athletes. Athletes (n = 187) aged 11–18 years completed an on-line 24-h food recall and dietary supplement questionnaire. Median energy intake (interquartile range) varied from 2159 kcal/day (1717–2437) in 11–13 years old females to 2905 kcal/day (2291… 

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