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Sports Nutrition

As part of the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Sports Medicine (link to Sports Medicine page) program that strives to provide complete care for every athlete, AHN is teaching young athletes how proper sports nutrition can help them gain a winning edge. We developed the AHN Mobile Training Table® that brings sports nutrition education directly to schools in western Pennsylvania.

Mobile Training Table®
Through the Mobile Training Table program, registered dietitians reach out to teams, coaches, and parents at 19 schools, which receive athletic training services from AHN, to review basic principles of sports nutrition. They aim to help young athletes understand the significance of proper nutrition in improving performance — the same concept that is embraced by professional and collegiate sports teams.

They focus on the importance of making sure children aren’t going hungry and receive enough and the right kind of “fuel” throughout the day. Athletes also learn practical tips to help them make smart food choices:

  • Quick breakfast solutions
  • Power lunches
  • Healthy snacking tips
  • Pre-game meal ideas
  • Post-workout re-fueling

 

Fueling Stations
Before practices and games at AHN schools, athletes can visit fueling stations that provide a variety of protein bars and gluten-free snacks to give them a healthy energy boost. The stations also offer information on injury prevention and healthy lifestyles.

Customize Your Program
For varsity, junior varsity, and middle school athletes, as well as youth sports organizations, more customized programs are available through the Mobile Training Table. One-on-one personal consultations with a registered dietitian are also offered for a fee.

To have the Mobile Training Table visit your team or to set up an appointment for a consultation, contact AHN Sports Medicine Supervisor Craig Castor (Craig.CASTOR@ahn.org) at 412-359-8565.

AHN Mobile Training Table Locations

  • Avonworth High School
  • Baldwin High School
  • Bethel Park High School
  • Bishop Canevin High School
  • Brentwood High School
  • Brentwood High School
  • Carlynton High School
  • Chartiers-Houston High School
  • Franklin Regional High School
  • Hampton High School
  • Montour High School
  • Moon Area High School
  • North Catholic High School
  • North Hills High School
  • Northgate High School
  • Penn State Greater Allegheny
  • Peters Township High School
  • Seton LaSalle High School
  • Steel Valley High School