Optimized Sports Nutrition

“We are what we eat” is a well-known saying. This seminar explains the science behind the saying. Why do we feel tired when we eat too little food, or food with empty calories? How can we keep our diets enjoyable, while still meeting our nutritional needs? Students make custom sports bars from scratch, adjusting ingredients to achieve the carbohydrate and protein balance just right for them. In a challenging world filled with empty calories and too many food options, students learn how to stay fit, stay energized, and make individualized dietary choices for their sports and personal lifestyles.

Faculty: Jason Green - Athletics and Jason Jung - Fine Arts

Dates Offered

October 5, 12, and 30, 2018
December 7, 2019
January 11 and 12, 2019

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A commitment to the holistic development of middle school children drives the balance of seminars among three thematic strands: STEAM, Health, and Justice. Caring for our minds, bodies, and spiritual selves requires intention and practice.