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  1. Craven, Kay MPH, RD, LDN, CDE
  2. Keen, Susan MD
  3. Kolasa, Kathryn M. PhD, RD, LDN


More than 35 million youth, aged 5 to 18 years old, in the United States play organized sports. Surprisingly, data to guide nutritional recommendations for child and adolescent athletes are not readily available. Some of these youth not only have the nutrient needs for appropriate growth and development but also to manage their weight and/or a chronic disease. In this article, 2 cases from a Family Medicine Nutrition clinic are presented to highlight nutrition issues faced by these youth.