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Monday, February 17, 2014

Design an Olympic Diet

A couple of years ago there were lots of stories about the massive amounts of food that athletes like Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps consumed during training. Are diets like theirs the norm among Olympic athletes? What do athletes in endurance events eat? The answers to questions like those and more can be found in this ASAP Science video, The Olympic Diet.
Applications for Education
After watching the video have students in a health, nutrition, or science class develop a menu to meet the needs of athletes competing in their favorite Olympic events.