Sports Moms are a busy bunch, and when it comes to the post game snack knowing when it’s your turn to bring food and what to bring is king. If you aren’t serving as the Team Mom – hopefully the Mom who is has sent out a schedule that informs everyone when it’s their turn to bring snack. But here is the hitch ~ the snack isn’t supposed to be a meal ~ its called “snack” for a reason. So when it’s my turn to pack up and go for the night with the team snack in tow, I keep 5 things in mind. Watch the video to hear what they are!
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Allergies and Medical Conditions
We all are familiar with the uprise in nut allergies. Something I learned last season with my daughter is that you may end up with a team mate with a medical condition like diabetes. While Team Moms might not be at liberty to share personal information, it is important to be aware of any medical condition and make sure the right guidelines are in place for everyone. If one of the children has diabetes, the sugar count in the snack is what really matters. Make sure to ask before you gather up your snack items.
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Fresh and Cold
Team Moms who bring fresh fruit are the bomb! Its SO easy to make individual size bags of grapes and freeze them or buy just the right size apple or orange. Water based fruits make a big difference in cooling your child down. That’s where a cold snack comes into play. Research does show that the colder the water, the quicker the body cools down; so if you are in a warm climate or your child gets easily overheated, cold is the key. The colder the better. Try to keep your snack and beverage cold and fresh.
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Team Moms know it’s all about water. Its really that simple. If you go with power drinks [which do have their place], think about watering them down significantly with both ice and additional water so they get a good dose of the real item that will make a difference…the water.
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Right Size Me
Look for 12 ounce water bottles. Rare is the child who will actually down the entire bottle of water right while you are standing there, so offer them a size that will suit their needs. Look for snack size graham crackers, or if you want to. offer granola bars. You can find small ones that are high fructose corn syrup free.
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Snacks and Siblings
Make it a point to know and share the team policy ahead of time. Some teams are all about the sibling snack while others are not; you’ll find as your children grow that this won’t be as much of an issue. If you have little ones they likely have little siblings in tow so you will need to bring a whole lot more snack when it comes your turn. That’s when the ace in your back pocket can be the all time favorite – popsicles! They go a very long way. No one will expect it, everyone loves them, they are refreshing, and you will likely be able to cover all your bases with allergies and medical conditions, as well as cover fresh and cold as close as possible.
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I hope these tips help you the next time it’s your turn to bring snack. What kinds of things do you like to pack when its your turn to bring snack?
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!
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