Adequate fluid intake should be assured prior to any event particularly if the event will be the long duration or conducted under hot environmental conditions. For events in the morning eat meals similar to breakfast choose one bowl of oatmeal two pieces of toast and jelly. For more events in the late afternoon a snack again with a substantial breakfast and lunch for late compititions. Bangles with jelly which are easily digestible. Liquid meals have some advantages over solid meals pre-
competition nutrition with little meals that are well balanced and nutritional value of a high carbohydrate content.