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  • Is Your Child Getting Enough Zinc? (Jan 28th, 2014)

    By Claire Gaunt, guest writer and biology and nutritional science specialist.

    Growing kids who take part in sports require a range of nutrients for growth. When it comes to minerals, the emphasis might be on calcium and iron, but did you know that zinc is also essential? Not only is this micronutrient vital for their growth, but it also important for a range of processes in the body that are relevant to anyone who participates in regular exercise. As up to 10% of children in the US are thought to have a deficiency of this mineral, it’s helpful as a parent to understand where zinc can be sourced from in the diet.

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  • Active Kids and the Importance of Nutrients for Growth (Dec 18th, 2013)

    By TeamSnap’s Guest Writer Claire Gaunt, biology and nutritional science specialist.

    Even over the holidays, when your kids are training for sports, you want to provide them with the right foods to fuel their activities. You should also provide your child with the right foods to promote their growth. Certain nutrients are essential to achieve optimal growth; this helps their performance in sports and can help to promote their overall health. Here we consider which macro and micronutrients are vital for growing bodies and where these can be sourced in the diet.

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