Sugar, Salt and Fat: Snacks we Feed American Children on the Field?!
Are you tired of the Junk Food Snacks your child is given before and after sporting events? Kids run around fields for hours and burn a tremendous amount of energy, parents and coaches simply reward them with sugar drinks, chips, candy, cake, and unhealthy snacks. Is this how we teach our kids to eat healthy and nourish our bodies for optimum performance? IT?s Pathetic!
Children learn at a very young age what foods to eat. When parents, coaches and friends offer low-nutrition/high calorie foods, children will eat them of course. What is funny to me is that if we were to see adults eating cheese crackers and a soda after jumping off the treadmill at the gym, we would judge that person! So why do we do this to kids?
If you want a child to have great energy on the field, at competitions/races/meets and as an adult, the time is now to not only to offer nutritious foods to fuel the body, but also to teach them how to fuel the body for life!