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Fitness and Sports Nutrition

A variety of fitness and sports nutrition topics and resources from organizations and institutes that specialize in sports medicine and exercise science research.


Athletic performance and recovery from training are enhanced by attention to nutrient intake. Developing an ideal nutrition plan for health and performance includes identifying the right quantity, quality and proper timing of food and fluids needed to support regular training and peak performance.

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

The first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines to be released by the Federal Government, these comprehensive set of recommendations are designed to teach people how to easily fit physical activity into their daily routine.

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.

Provides a list of resources for children to learn about making healthy choices. Also includes information on steroids, strength training, and eating disorders.

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Visit for information on muscular strength, endurance and flexibility activities throughout the lifecycle and across gender and ethnicity. Read about issues and trends, disparities, and barriers to access.

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

The health, physical activity, fitness and sports information web site of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Systematic reviews of physical activity interventions to improve health and prevent disease in communities. Includes campaigns and informational approaches, behavioral and social approaches and environmental and policy approaches.