Sports Nutrition

Renowned Sports Dietitian Roberta Anding has teamed with The Kinkaid School Athletics program to provide her expertise and guidance in sports nutrition and wellness to student athletes, parents and coaches. On this page, you will find useful tips on how to be a better Falcon student athlete through proper hydration and good nutrition.

About Mrs. Anding

Roberta H. Anding, M.S., R.D./L.D., C.D.E., C.S.S.D., F.A.N.D

Sports Dietitian

Ms. Anding received her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics in 1977 and her Master’s in Nutrition from Louisiana State University in 1980. She is currently a licensed dietitian in the state of Texas, a Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a Certified Diabetes Educator, and a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She is a faculty member of the Baylor College of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and the former Director of Sports Nutrition for Texas Children’s Hospital.  For 12 years, Ms. Anding was the sports dietitian for the Houston Texans NFL franchise. She is currently the sports dietitian with the Houston Astros MLB franchise. 

Ms. Anding received the Superior Teaching Award from Rice University Alumni Association in 2012 and has been honored by her peers for service to the profession. The Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN) presented Roberta with the SCAN Achievement Award in 2011. She also received the Texas Distinguished Dietitian Award in 2006, the Houston Area Dietetic Association Media Award in 2006 and 2004, and the Houston Area Dietetic Association Award for the Dietetic Internship Educator of the Year in 2001. Prior to focusing on dietetic education, Roberta was honored with the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award while at the University of Texas-Houston School of Nursing.

What Happens When You Are Dehydrated?

Symptoms of Dehydration

What Affects Hydration Status?

Health Consequences of Dehydration

Hydration Recommendations for Athletes

What Counts as Fluid?

Best Ways to Measure Hydration Status

When Should Sports Drinks Be Used?

Food is Fuel

Game / Event Day Nutrition

Fast Food has Healthy Choices

Race Day Nutrition for Runners

Why is Post Game Recovery Nutrition Important?

Recovery Nutrition Timing & Foods

Recovery Drinks

Factors Affecting Healthy Weight Gain

Nutrition to Gain Weight

Gaining Lean Mass Not Weight

Slow Cooker Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe

Are you passionate about pumpkin?  This dessert recipe sneaks in a serving of a pumpkin which is an excellent source of beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A.  You can add  1  cup of egg white and serve for breakfast with a spoonful of almond butter for a easy and quick breakfast.

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