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Sports nutrition for Soccer

Soccer (also known as football) is gaining popularity in Australia and NZ.

In 2022 The National School Participation Data recorded 20,464 secondary school children played soccer in NZ making it the 5th most popular sport after Netball, Basketball, Rugby and Volleyball.

In Australia 48.7% of children aged between 6-13years play football which is tied with swimming for the most popular sport among school children in 2022.

To ensure that athletes are consuming enough energy, nutrients and fluids to cover their needs for growth and performance the Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) have outlined the dietary needs of athletes alongside key information regarding how the game is played.

If you would like a personalized sports nutrition and hydration plan for you or your child then talk to Lea as she is an Accredited Sports Dietitians with SDA

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