We made the decision to seek
Sara's professional advice because as parents of a very active
teenage boy we were concerned that he wasn't eating and resting enough for
the amount of exercise he did. We encourage his sports activities, but we felt
he needed to learn and be more aware of his body nutritional needs.
Talking with Sara has helped not only our son, but
us as parents to be more aware of the types/combination of foods needed for fuel
and recovery which is helping him to develop healthy nutritional
Her talk hit the right note with both of us,
she gave us a good lesson on the basics of carbohydrates and protein, what
they are good for (fuel and muscle repair), gave us some good recipes and good
food combo ideas and also helped our son understand the importance of 'rest
days' and recovery snacks after exercise.
As an adult and sportsperson, I was surprised at my
simplistic views on nutrition, and I'm really pleased that my son has had the
opportunity to hear the 'facts' from a professional dietitian early in his
I would highly recommend to parents of active
teenagers to seek the professional advice of someone like Sara with a
world of knowledge and expertise in this area.