And, if you’re the parent in charge of snacks, it’s important to bring something that will keep all the kids moving!
Here’s a list of go-to snacks that will surely be team-pleasers. Be sure to offer at least two options – a carb and a protein.
- Low-fat cheese, string cheese
- Greek yogurt
- Apples, bananas, pears, oranges (fresh or dried)
- Carrots, sugar snap peas, cucumbers
- Hummus and pita
- Trail mix (be aware of nut allergies)
- Plain popcorn, pretzels, baked chips
- Granola bars (watch the sugar and fat)
- Almond butter or peanut butter mini-sandwiches (again, be allergy aware)
With all of the on-the-go packaging available these days, providing these healthy options is not only good for them – it’s easy to keep stocked! If you’re feeding the team, going to membership stores (Costco, Sam’s, BJs) is a great place to find favorite snacks in bulk at great prices.
Julie Paul is a program coordinator with WakeMed Children’s Diabetes and Endocrinology.