Lesson series

Sports nutrition for young athletes

In this course, Bareket Falk will cover factors that should be considering for young athletes.

You will learn about:
  Whether hydration matters for youth athletes
  Water vs sports drink for youth athletes
  Whether protein can help youth athletes
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Dr. Bareket Falk

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45 mins

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Bareket Falk

Bareket Falk is a pediatric exercise physiologist, with a wide interest in children’s responses to exercise and the physiological effects that physical training may have on children. Children’s thermoregulation and response to exercise in the heat is one of her long-time research interests. Her current work also focuses on the effect of growth, maturation and physical activity on muscle function and on bone development.

Bareket is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University, Canada. She is the outgoing Editor-in-Chief of the journal Pediatric Exercise Science. Bareket is the mother of 3 boys, all of whom have inspired her research.
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