Snacks play a vital role in a child’s sporting life. Most children eat lunch at non and often go without food before practice. This can lead to a six-hour window without the No. 1 energy source: food. A child should have a snack before and after practice. Here are some simple ideas:


  • Nuts-Almonds
  • Fresh and Dried Fruits
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • Whole Milk Yogurt
  • Whole Milk
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Raw Cheese
  • Beef, Turkey or Salmon Jerky
  • Cashew Butter and Honey on Whole Grain Bread
  • Fresh or Frozen Smoothies with Flaxseed oil

If your child doesn’t get a chance to come home before their afternoon sports schedule kicks in a few of the suggestions above will go along way in meeting your child’s energy needs.