Author Archives: Roberta Anding, Director of Sports Nutrition

About Roberta Anding, Director of Sports Nutrition

I’m a clinical dietitian, diabetes educator, and the Director of Sports Nutrition at Texas Children's Hospital. I am also the sports dietitian for the Houston Texans NFL franchise.

I was honored by the Texas Dietetic Association as the Distinguished Dietitian in 2008 and the TDA media award in 2006. I have developed a video series entitled “Nutrition Made Clear” for The Teaching Company.

I'm also a registered dietitian and a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.

Sports Nutrition 101: Protein, The Misunderstood Nutrient

In the world of sports nutrition, no nutrient is more misunderstood than protein. Yes, you do need dietary protein to build muscle. Yes, athletes need more protein than the average … Full Entry »

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Sports Nutrition 101: Beat The Heat

We live in Houston. It’s hot and it’s humid. Dehydration can impact athletic performance and increase the likelihood of a heat related injury. Hydration is the cornerstone of sports nutrition … Full Entry »

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Teach Your Athlete To Eat Like An Olympian

If you are like most sports enthusiasts, you are enjoying watching the Olympics. You might be watching this with your children and squeezing this “must see TV” in between basketball practice … Full Entry »

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An Athlete’s Pantry: Choosing The Right Snacks

Most athletes know the value of good nutrition at meals, but what about when you want a quick snack between meals?  Here are some nutritious foods to keep in your … Full Entry »

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Performance-Based Nutrition

Are you training for the upcoming Texas Children’s Hospital Family Fun Run? If so — follow these nutritional tips for getting in top performance condition! Good nutrition is important, but … Full Entry »

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