New book on kids nutrition aims to help them shine in the classroom and on the field

Kate Percy is here to help all those parents who may be having problems getting their children to eat healthy food. In her book, Go Faster Food for Kids, which will be in stores on the 18th October, Kate Percy breaks down children’s nutrition thus making it practical, fun and accessible. She supplies over one hundred recipes which enable children to be the best they can be both on the playing field as well as in the classroom.
The essential tool kit for any busy parent and an ideal Christmas gift, Go Faster Food for Kids gives fantastic nutrition advice based on solid science with a selection of practical, nutritionally-balanced, beautifully illustrated and most importantly, tasty recipes appropriate for children and the whole family alike, including:
*Banana Buttermilk Blinis 
*Spiced Apple Pancakes
*Maple & Almond Crisp 
*Sweet Chilli Pork Burgers
*Chicken mango Fajitas
*Chilli Chocolate Chicken
*Potato Rösti 
*Home Baked Beans
*Go Faster Energy bars
*Power Smoothies and Recovery Shakes

“Good eating is not only the starting block to better performance in sport, it is also the key to good concentration, focus and attainment at school”, says Kate Percy. “With almost 19% of schoolchildren obese when they leave school, it is clear that many parents across all social classes struggle with what constitutes a healthy diet for their children. ‘Nutrition’ often scares people off or is dismissed as all about brown rice and lentils. Not in Go Faster Food for Kids! Along with clear and practical advice on how to fuel children for good health and optimum performance, you’ll find a host of irresistible, imaginative and easy-to-prepare recipes to power kids through their busy lives.”

Direct experience with her own three sporty children motivated fitness journalist, serial marathon runner and cook, Percy, to write Go Faster Food for Kids. “Life with kids is a frenetic whirlwind of activity. It is hard enough finding time to prepare healthy weekday meals, let alone sitting down to eat them. For sporty kids, there’s the added challenge of when, what and how to fuel their training”, says Percy. Packed with performance enhancing tips, and illustrated with case studies of real-life ‘Go Faster Kids’, the book takes healthy eating into the sporting arena, explaining how to fuel children’s sport and competition to ensure they perform to the best of their ability. The suitability of each recipe is categorised according to whether it is:

generally healthy and sustaining 
a pre-exercise energy-booster
for post-exercise recovery
a vegetarian option
an ‘economy eat’

“Trying to get kids to eat healthily is always a daily challenge, particularly given the pace of our lives. Kate’s book is the perfect antidote: packed full of imaginative, fun and – best of all – healthy recipes that kids will love to eat, it does the thinking for you. Now if only she could do the cooking too …” David Castle, Editor of Running Fitness magazine.

“Kate cooked for us on our monster cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The next day we felt the most energised we’d felt all trip. With two active kids, I can’t wait to try Go Faster Food for Kids … I know it works!” Chris Edwards, Kasabian.

“A great value resource for parents, teachers, coaches … and active children themselves. Realistic nutrition advice. Relevant examples. Clear information. Fabulous recipes.” Shaun Dowling, Head of Sport, United Learning.

Kate Percy, author of Go Faster Food (Random House), bases her mouth-watering recipes on her personal experiences of training and racing around the world, and cooking for her active family. A member of the Fitness Writers’ Association, Kate writes a monthly recipe feature for Running Fitness and 220 Triathlon magazines, and columns for many other publications, including Runner’s World, Health & Fitness, FHM, Cycling Plus, The Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday. Kate also writes regular updates on her website

Go Faster Food – 34 x 4.8-5* reviews onAmazon 

“This is a must read. Plus the recipes are quite simply….wow!” (Rebecca Romero, MBE, Olympic Champion)

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