Sports and Healthy Eating
School athletes need to give special consideration for eating healthy. Fueling their bodies so that they can compete at the top of their game, student athletes want to be mindful and deliberative about their food choices, especially with snacks. SPPS Nutrition Services serves an early supper at secondary schools that can help prevent students from showing up at team practice and games hungry and distracted.
Coaches and families looking to provide snacks to teams have a variety of resources to look to, such as materials from Action for Healthy Kids. Look for nutriously dense foods that can pack an energy punch and be sure to be especially mindful of food allergies.