Eat Smart, Play Safe survey by Pop Warner Little Scholars and DSM Nutritional Products highlights need for nutrition education for parents and coaches.
Pop Warner Little Scholars and DSM Nutritional Products conducted a survey to uncover current trends in youth sports to better inform parents and coaches.
The national survey results of more than 3,600 parents and coaches involved in Pop Warner youth sports reveal head injury prevention and the lack of balanced nutrition for youth athletes are among top concerns.
The survey is part of the Eat Smart, Play Safe program developed by Pop Warner Little Scholars and DSM Nutritional Products and explores the four dimensions of youth sports:
- physical fitness and injury prevention;
- social well-being and sportsmanship;
- cognitive development.
About the Eat Smart, Play Safe Campaign:
The Eat Smart, Play Safe program is an educational campaign focused on promoting healthy nutrition and sports safety for active kids, on and off the field. DSM Nutritional Products and Pop Warner have partnered to bring valuable nutrition and safety information to young athletes, parents and coaches.
This program targets building awareness for families about the important nutrients children should have in their everyday diets, for example, the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, vitamins D and E, calcium and iron.