My last school we had super active parents and the boosters president let them sign up for a week to bring something. We'd have coolers of water and gatorade, oranges, bananas, grapes, granola bars and occasionally crackers or something. The kids didn't go to town on it, they might eat one thing and drink a gatorade (coaches feasted).
Current school has less active parents but through the athletic department we will get gatorade when the weather is particularly brutal. I don't think it really makes a huge difference to be honest.
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We have some waters, granola bars and bananas that we lay out on game day. Any left by halftime they are free to get it. But honestly most of them don’t care to eat. They would rather drink water and Gatorade.
We get 12 minutes at half time to ourselves. We have Gatorade available but we don't have time to eat as we're covering halftime adjustments. We have a decent pregame meal about an half and half before kick off on top of lunch so the kids are good to go.
A couple of moms make little folded PB&Js and some bananas and throw them in a box. Works pretty well. Other than the one kid we have who is allergic to bananas...just being around them makes him react a bit. He has to be relayed the information lol.
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Post by coachrush on Sept 23, 2019 13:36:03 GMT -6
In the past we have used apples, oranges. bananas. This past year we also started bringing like little debbie snack cakes just to get simple sugars back in their system. It seems to work really well. Anecdotal evidence obviously, but might be worth a look.
Was at a school once that had a sponsorship from a nearby health food/juice bar type place that gave us a massive amount of peanut butter flavored protein balls for the half. Kids rarely ate any, but I'd always snag a few.
Another place I was at would always give each kid a frozen snicker bar at the half....not sure the thinking was on that, they may have just watched those 'you are not yourself when you are hungry commercials.'
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