bambini-copriano-le-faccieA child should eat five meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks: one mid-morning and another in the afternoon). This guarantees a supply of precious nutrients, mainly carbohydrates and proteins, at regular intervals of about three hours, which satisfies metabolic needs with maximum efficiency.  Spacing out meals enables glycogen supplies in the liver and muscles to rebuild, thus avoiding an increase in appetite caused by any depletion of reserves through long intervals between meals.

 

To learn more you can find this article on page 91 in the book “Primo Sport” downloadable here.