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Fueling Future Champions: Nutrition Training Seminar for Young Athlete Support Personnel

Updated: Ene 19

Sports nutritionist coach Jeaneth Aro will hold a nutrition training seminar targetting the support personnel that accompanies young athletes.

The success of some of the country's elite athletes in the Olympics, Southeast Asian Games, and the recent Asian Games, has inspired a lot of kids and (with encouragement of their families) to participate in organized sports. Aside from the physiological benefits, sports and exercise can also improve social interaction and the development of confidence and self-esteem of a child.

Team HD is comprised of various support personnel that caters to her specific needs in the areas of skills and techniques, mental conditioning, nutrition, and physical conditioning. Because of these defined roles and responsibilities, Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo won the country's first ever Olympic gold medal.

However for a child to truly excel in sports, this demands more than just talent and practice. A holistic approach that includes physical training, mental conditioning, and perhaps most importantly, a clear understanding of the role that nutrition plays in unlocking an athlete's true potential.

"Studies have shown that young athletes are at a high risk for developing disordered eating especially those who are involved in weight class sports." said renowned sports nutrition coach Jeaneth Aro who handles some of the country's top professional and elite athletes.

In her 20 years in professional practice, Jeaneth has observed that parents, coaches, and athletic trainers are usually the main source of dietary advise of young athletes. Unfortunately, majority of these support personnels are really not trained to give nutrition advise. With inadequate and/or faulty sports nutrition information, young and adolescent athletes are the ones that suffer that can lead to developmental and performance decline and later on to psychological and medical related consequences.

Jeaneth giving a lecture on fueling strategies to parents and coaches of the La Salle Greenhills High School NCAA Swimming Team.

The team eventually won the overall championship.

So it just makes sense that parents and coaches should ask themselves how best to support young athletes on their path to success. "The answer may lie in the choices they make in the kitchen as much as on the field, court, or track. NUTRITION IS NOT JUST ABOUT WHAT THEY EAT; IT’S ABOUT OPTIMIZING THEIR GROWTH, PERFORMANCE, AND LONG-TERM HEALTH." Jeaneth adds.

Being a support personnel herself, Jeaneth makes it a point to join the athletes and teams she is handling whether local or abroad to ensure maximum compliance in her fueling strategies.

It’s because of these challenges that she and her team have come up with this nutrition training seminar  for the young athlete support personnel on February 17, 2024, at the Novotel Manila Hotel in Araneta City, Quezon City. Presented by Milo, Sekaya and Optimum Nutrition in partnership with the MVP Sports Foundation, Jeaneth will delve into the science of nutrition, dispel common myths, and provide practical guidance on how to nourish the bodies of young athletes. She will also discuss:

  • the specific nutrient needs of young athletes

  • peri-exercise meal planning

  • hydration

  • recovery nutrition strategies

  • safe supplementation

  • and doping prevention

Whether the young athlete is an aspiring Olympian, a weekend warrior, or somewhere in between, the information shared in this training seminar will be invaluable in helping them achieve their goals.

Who should attend?

  • Parents of young athletes

  • Athletic Coaches

  • Trainers

  • Physio

  • Nutritionists

  • Other medical personnels working with, treating or assisting a young athlete

Registration Fee: 

Php 5,500 - Early Bird Fee (Until January 15, 2024)

Php 7,500 - Regular Fee (January 16 - February 17, 2024)

Register Here:

For inquiries, please email

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