I am training a 14 year old basketball player, and I am in search of sports nutrition information.
Optimum protein requirements for teens is thought to be 0.8-1gm.kg of bodyweight per day. In studies conducted on teen athletes, at risk vitamin and minerals tend to be calcium, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and riboflavin. Their rapidly growing bodies and their food choices, which tend to be in the convenience food area, sets them up for concerns in this nutritional area. For boys, it is more of a concern that they take in enough carbohydrate to make sure the dietary protein taken is used for lean body mass development.