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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, President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

Links to organizations that offer credible and practical resources on physical activity. These resources are for communicating how to incorporate activity into daily life.

Michigan State University. Michigan State University Extension. 4-H Youth Development.

Research-based curriculum for use with kids aged 8 to 11 (grades 3 to 5) with "Jiff the Joey" to set the stage for each of the seven "Kangaroo Jumps" or sessions.

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.

American College of Sports Medicine

ACSM Resource Library offers a comprehensive collection of books, infographics, articles, videos, publications and more for ACSM members and the public about sports medicine and exercise science.

U.S. National Physical Activity Plan.

A comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population, and thereby improve health, prevent disease and disability, and enhance quality of life.

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity.

Provides links to a variety of fact sheets, tools, resources and reports related to promotion of physical activity.

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Information on exercise for larger people, focusing on exercise safety and health benefits. Also in PDF|3.24 MB.