Why Smart Snacks?
In an effort to support a healthy environment for youth, we are encouraging parents and guardians to use the USDAʼs Smart Snacks criteria to guide their selection of post-game snacks and beverages. Keep your kids healthy and happy so they can keep doing the things they love!
What's Currently Happening at Each Game:
What Makes a Smart Snack
|Calories||200 or less|
|Sodium||200 mg or less|
|Total Fat||35% of calories or less|
|Saturated Fat||less than 10% of calories|
|Sugar||35% by weight or less|
|A Whole Grain|
|A Dairy Product|
|or Protein Food|
Win With Water
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that the routine intake of sports drinks should be avoided. Research suggests that when sports last less than 1 hour, water is sufficient for fluid replacement.