Hockey Mom Tips

January 22, 2016 ,

Margot is a retired dietitian, an avid hockey player, and hockey mom to four. Every month, she shares her personal “hockey mom tips” with us.

Hockey Mom Tips #1 : Vitamin D and Hockey Players

Even with my nutrition background, I find it hard to know whether or not to supplement my family’s diet with vitamin D when the vitamin D experts themselves are not all in agreement on who should supplement with vitamin D! I think that it is better to be safe than sorry though. So I’m okay with having everyone in the family take a small dose vitamin D supplement. But I always remind my kids that vitamins are called “supplements”, not “replacements”.

Nothing can replace eating a wide variety of healthy foods! I found, on a reliable source of nutrition information, a great list of vitamin D rich foods. Post it on your fridge to make sure that everyone sees it. If you’re having trouble getting enough vitamin D from your diet, you should talk to a dietitian.

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Margot Lacoste
Margot Lacoste is a retired dietitian, an avid hockey player, and hockey mom to four. Her experience raising children and advising hockey players and teams who play hockey led her to self-publish the first version of the Nutrition Edge for Hockey Players in 2002. She brings her expansive knowledge of hockey schedules, arenas, tournament schedules, and teenage hockey player preferences to this great resource.

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