Today’s guest post is by Lori, from the Volunteer Spot. Lori shares great tips and offers a free ebook to help you with your sports parenting duties. The Volunteer Spot enables anyone to quickly mobilize and coordinate volunteers in their community, congregation and social network, making it especially helpful for coaches and team parents.
Sports and snack duty
It doesn’t matter if your athlete is 5 or 15, at some point during the season, it’s going to be your turn to be the snack parent! When it is your turn, think delicious and nutritious!
With the spotlight on childhood obesity, gone are the days of unhealthy snacking. Showing up with a container full of cupcakes, cookies, or chips will not only elicit certain disapproving frowns from team parents, we do our athletes a disservice by feeding them empty calories. Our kids need real fuel – whether for a casual practice or the big game.
The supermarket is filled with healthy, ready-made alternatives, if you know where to look. Bring the kids to the store with you so they can learn how to read labels and make smart choices, and teach them early about the benefits of healthy snacking. VolunteerSpot has a free eBook filled with Healthy Snack Ideas for Teams with options from A-Z. Click the image to view and share the eBook with your whole team.
Next time it’s your turn to bring the snacks, think healthy! Also try VolunteerSpot’s free and easy online sign up sheets. Simple signups and automated reminder emails make organizing snack duty a snap for your kid’s soccer, baseball, football, volleyball, gymnastics, softball, hockey, track or lacrosse team! VolunteerSpot also saves time coordinating tournament volunteers, officials, carpools, concessions stand helpers, fundraisers, team parties and more!