Special to WWFHA, pro-staffer Genevieve Masson, MSc, RD, CCD in Nutrition
A lot of people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. As a sports dietitian I am convinced that all meals are important. However, I notice in my practice that a lot of growing athletes are not always eating a complete meal in the morning and sometimes, they are even skipping breakfast altogether.
Here are essential components of a complete breakfast that I recommend to the Washington Wild players and why it is important for athletes to eat breakfast everyday:
I know athletes are busy, especially adolescent student-athletes on the Washington Wild who sometimes have to fit a lot in their schedule: attending practices, playing games, training off-ice, travelling, going to school, seeing their friends, working a part-time job, etc. This is why I came up with some strategies to help you making sure breakfast is part of your everyday schedule: