Nutrition mistakes of young footballers

Young footballers don't always understand the value of good nutrition. However, having a healthy and balanced diet benefits their performance on the pitch. Here's how parents and coaches can take the lead role in shaping a player's relationship with food.
START RIGHT: Good habits can start early for young footballers - they just need the right support.

Getting youngsters to 'buy-in' to eating healthy can be a challenge, but promoting sporting success is a good motivator for young footballers. Encourage good eating habits as early as possible. It's a fact, the professionals that are consistently playing at the top levels of the game are the ones who take what they eat seriously.