Melinda Manore, Kari Pilolla, Ingrid Skoog, Darcie Hill, Taryn Hand and Siew Sun Wong
EM 9218 | Published September 2018, Reviewed 2023


The WAVE Sport Nutrition Curriculum uses youth's interest in sports to teach them about healthy eating and hydration to fuel a healthy, active body for life. This knowledge helps athletes manage body weight and avoid unwanted weight gain in adulthood. Although the curriculum was pilot-tested with high school soccer players, the content is applicable to all active adolescents and can be adapted for youth involved in many different sports and activities. The curriculum contains seven modules and each module includes a PowerPoint for instructors. Each PowerPoint slide contains notes to help presenters.

Supplemental Files

File Lesson 1: Hydration
File Lesson 2: Pre-exercise Nutrition
File Lesson 3: During-exercise Nutrition
File Lesson 4: Recovery Nutrition
File Lesson 5a: Body Composition (females)
File Lesson 5b: Body Composition (males)
File Lesson 6: Maintaining Body Composition and Staying Well
File Lesson 7: Eating Well While Eating Out

About the authors

Melinda Manore
School of Biological and Population Sciences, Oregon State University
Kari Pilolla
Assistant Professor
California Polytechnic State University
Ingrid Skoog
Senior Instructor
School of Biological and Population Sciences, Oregon State University
Darcie Hill
Wellness administrator
Western Washington University
Taryn Hand
Health educator/nutritionist
University of Oregon

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