Author name: Kim Lukhard

Helping youth ice hockey parents move from nutrition overwhelm, to confidently being able to prepare meals and snacks to help their skater increase their speed and stamina. Kim Lukhard, MS, RDN, LDN

What is a Pre Skate Snack? A pre skate snack is a small, carbohydrate rich snack that your skater eats 15 minutes before their practice or game. Why is a Pre Skate Snack Important? The pre skate snack can be thought of as your youth ice hockey player’s “top off their tank” snack. Just as …

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What is a Smoothie? A smoothie is a thick liquid drink typically made from a liquid (milk, water or fruit juice), fruit, a protein, healthy fat and vegetables. Smoothies are already blended, making them quicker to digest than food. It can take the stomach up to 40 minutes to digest whole fruit. When is the …

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Practice might not be until 4 or 5 p.m. Why is it so important to eat a hockey strong breakfast? Youth Ice hockey players are growing young athletes.  They need great food to help them meet their developmental (brain) and physical growth milestones. In addition they need to have enough “fuel in their tank” to …

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