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Get Your Student Athlete on Track With Healthier Eating Habits With Snacks From Dippin’Stix

September 27th, 2017 · No Comments

 If you’re a parent it’s a proven fact that you were a student at some point in your life. You probably also know that eating healthy as a teen is difficult and, to be honest, usually not a huge priority. Now add a teen athlete into the equation. Eating healthy when you and the team are constantly on the go can be challenging. Dippin’Stix can help get your teen athlete and the team eating healthy again with fresh carrot sticks and premium dips and crisp apples with an assortment of dips.

Twenty to thirty years ago, high school and college sports typically involved the standard food options that a concession stand provided—hot dogs, chips, hamburgers, fries, candy, and soda. When the team would stop for a meal on the way back from an event, fast food was the destination of choice and typically wasn’t very healthy. After all, your student worked off those fries and milk shake from the game, right? Much of this hasn’t changed over the years and we find our high school and college athletes still consuming hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, candy, and soda instead of fruits, vegetables, salads, water, and milk. Following a few tips can help get your student athlete on track with healthier eating habits and a healthier lifestyle:

  1. Children and teens need calories after practice and games; however, supply them with healthy calories such as nuts, controlled snack portions of crackers or pretzels, fruits, vegetables, and bottled water.
  2. Focus on unprocessed foods such as whole grain bagels, fresh fruit, vegetables, and nuts such as almonds to keep your athlete feeling satisfied longer.
  3. In place of milk shakes or ice cream, consider fruit smoothies or frozen yogurt.
  4. Replace greasy snacks like chips with popcorn, pretzel sticks, and cheese as well as fruits and vegetables with dip.
  5. Plan ahead when packing snacks for those on-the-go days and buy your groceries accordingly.

If you have an athlete in the house who is constantly on the go and consistently hungry, consider snacks from Dippin’Stix. We know how difficult it can be to keep athletes from grabbing something quick and easy from the vending machine, the concession stand, or at a fast food restaurant when they need to get to the next practice or event. That’s why we provide healthy and affordable snacks that are perfect on the go. Our sliced apples with yogurt, peanut butter or caramel dip, and our crisp baby carrots with premium ranch dip are nutritious, fun, and affordable and will help your athlete and the team eat healthy all while maintaining their strength and stamina to give sports their all. Pick up some Dippin’Stix snacks from a retailer near you and get your student-athlete on track with healthier eating habits and a healthier lifestyle.

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