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Here's why young female athletes need more food

Detweiler was surprised to learn she wasn't eating enough to fuel her training regimen. As an athlete, doctors and nutritionists say, she needed more food variety and more calories — three snacks daily, as well as bigger meals. 

Many girls aren't eating enough to satisfy the physical demands of sports, scientists say, and that's putting them at risk for health problems that can last a lifetime.