How to Grow an Athlete: From Playground to Podium is every parent’s dream ‘go to’ book to help maximise your child’s growth and development and improve both sporting and academic performance. Exploring a wide range of health, food, sporting and academic advice, this ground-breaking book is by well-known dietitian and nutritionist Lea Stening who has worked in paediatrics and sports nutrition for many years.
Team culture is key to providing all children with a supportive enviroment in which to thrive, to be confident, fit and strong. And team culture includes family, school and community, not just your child’s particular sporting code. Here’s how to help your child carry a love for exercise and sport well into their adult life.
Lea has worked in all areas of school sporting codes and also nationally at high performance and academy levels including New Zealand Cricket, New Zealand Rowing, and New Zealand Paralympian sports. And although How to Grow an Athlete: From Playground to Podium focuses on children and sports nutrition, the basic themes that encourage healthy eating can be applied to the whole family.