Sean Van Staden
Columnist
4 minute read
21 Sep 2019
8:20 am

A Better You: How to avoid diet junk status

Sean Van Staden

Can coaches find the ammunition to fight the war against junk food?

There is no question that good nutrition is part of any great athlete’s training regime. But coaches of today are only too aware that they are sometimes fighting a losing battle when their young players are away from their watchful eye and open to the temptations faced by the barrage of junk food offerings available to them. Even top level academy kids are susceptible to such temptations when not "in the camp". The main two main problems with junk food is that it is cheap and freely available. Good, nutritious food costs money and when you have a hungry child...