My DD has been doing 4 hr practices for a couple weeks now. She seems to be fine for the practice, IF I can get her to eat a fair amount prior to gym (i.e., lunch of turkey sandwich, fruit, milk, and then an hour later, a protein bar and some carrots on the way to the gym) However, when she has Sat. a.m. practices, she tends to want to eat very little before we go, and then energy level starts to die after a couple hours, and today, she actually got nauseous and asked to leave a little early (unheard of for her to want to leave!) She was really pasty and sickly looking. After she ate a snack in the car, she perked up again. She's not a big morning eater anyway, usually a little cereal is all she eats. So a couple questions... what are good gymmie breakfasts? She used to LOVE eggs, but the last 2 weeks I've made her scrambled eggs and she'll only eat 1 bite. Something fairly healthy that will fuel for 4 hrs. Also, what are thoughts from parents/coaches about drinking Gatorade during practice. I used to let her drink it over the summer, but the coach at her old gym said NO Gatorade during practice, as she didn't like the girls to have sugar spikes. At her current gym, they say absolutely no food during practice, but is there some sort of quick drink that might be ok halfway through, i.e., the little yogurt smoothie drinks? Just a little something to keep her going? Is this common to have no food during practice? I'm guessing they don't want full bellies and all that exercise, but I also don't want her keeling over, lol. She's so tiny, it's a long time to go with no fuel. Thanks!