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    Food suggestions before physical excercise?
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    booboograndma posted:
    Hi. I am wondering if there are certain foods a 9 year old might want to eat prior to a game to help him stay focused and energetic during a basketball or football game. His basketball is 4 ten minute quarters and by halfway through he appeared to be dragging. I was just wondering if a particular food group might be beneficial, such as carbs, or what, to help him stay energized for the full game.
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    An_222237 responded:
    For the meal preceding the match make it pasta! Just be sure to lay off over fatty sauces :)
     
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Welcome BooBooGrandma (love your name, BTW)

    You might want to post your question in the new WebMD Raising FIT Kids community.

    Pediatrician Christopher Tiongson, MD is the expert on hand and might have additional suggestions.

    I remember my parents giving me a CANDY BAR before basketball games in grade school...oh boy...

    Haylen


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