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September 17, 2020

Little League Month: Healthy Snacks to Bring for the Team

September is National Little League Month! An entire month dedicated to supporting the Little League teams in our community. Just like children show their skills at practice, parents show their support by supplying snacks before an after gams. Keeping the team nourished and hydrated can be a daunting task, but here are some tips to make it easier.

First, before purchasing snacks, it’s important to know any food allergies children on the team may have. Trying to avoid food containing nuts and dairy is a good start, but if you can, it’s always safer to confirm any allergies. Also, when selecting snacks, stick to prepackaged options. This selection will put other parents at ease and provide a safe way to serve food.

In addition to these tips, here are some healthy snack ideas any parent can bring to their child’s Little League game!

Cold Snacks

After working up a sweat on the field, a cold snack can really hit the spot. There are so many types of cold snacks, but here are a few healthy favorites.

  • Applesauce squeezers: No need for a spoon, just pass them out and let the children suck down some refreshing applesauce.
  • Apple slices: Prepackaged and ready to go, you’ll only have to worry about helping them open the bag.
  • Bag of carrots: Usually including a ranch dipping sauce, these cold carrots will provide a fun crunch after any game.
  • Yogurt tubes: If there are no dairy allergies on the team, yogurt tubes or Go-Gurt is another fun, healthy snack that comes in Nickelodeon themed flavors.
  • Cheese Sticks: Who doesn’t love the satisfaction of pulling apart a stick of string cheese?
Room Temperature Snacks

Keeping your team’s snacks cold throughout the duration of a game or practice can be challenging. That’s why room temperature snacks are always a popular choice at Little League games. It can be challenging to stay healthy when grabbing snacks from the cupboard, so here are a few options to get you started.

Cold Beverages

Along with bringing food, it’s always important to stay hydrated during a Little League game. With large, sugary drinks often having adverse effects on children’s health, making the right choice when it comes to hydration isn’t always easy. To help, here are some of our favorite drink recommendations.

Next time it’s your turn to bring snacks to Little League, don’t panic! Just remember to find out if there are any allergies on the team and then use our list as inspiration. Instead of bringing cupcakes and soda, bring some cold, healthy snacks and a 24 pack of Absopure.

Do you bring different food to Little League games? Let us know what healthy snack is your favorite to bring.