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.

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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Gluten-Free Eating: Real Food Intolerance Or Fad?

If you read the popular press, it seems like everyone should follow a gluten-free diet. But what exactly is gluten, and should you avoid it? Gluten is a grain protein that … Full Entry »

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Children With High Blood Pressure: Another Adult Disease Invades Children’s Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 67 million Americans have high blood pressure. Often nicknamed the silent killer, high blood pressure often has no real symptoms but is a … Full Entry »

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