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.

Teens Change Lifestyles Through Texas Children’s Weight Management Program

In this video, 3 enthusiastic teens are depicted after going through a lifestyle change program at the Adolescent Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital. Rachel, Ben and Sydnee struggled with their … Full Entry »

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‘The Weight Of The Nation’ — How To Change This For Your Family

This month, HBO is airing a documentary entitled “The Weight of the Nation” urging Americans to view obesity as a public health emergency. We have all heard the statistics and … Full Entry »

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Spring Sports Series: Iron Helps Athletes Play

There are many iron-rich foods, but it’s especially important for vegetarians to make sure they are getting enough iron. Consumption of foods high in Vitamin C will also help iron … Full Entry »

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Spring Sports Series: Protein, The Building Blocks For Muscle Performance

Protein is necessary to build and repair muscle and to boost the immune system. Protein will be used as energy if the body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates or fats to … Full Entry »

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Spring Sports Series: Keeping Young Athletes Hydrated

It’s important to stay properly hydrated. During exercise, water and electrolytes are lost in sweat. If the loss is not replenished, this could lead to a decrease in performance and … Full Entry »

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