Produce an Athlete Snack Suggestions

Youth sports practice and game events are great opportunities to include fruits and vegetables. There are endless and creative ways to include a diversity of flavors, colors and textures. Presentation modes, offering choices and role modeling by coaches and parents can help to “produce” youth sports athletes.

Please always follow safe food handling suggestions … refer to safe food handling checklists and newsletter leaflets:


Newsletter Leaflets:

The following are examples...

Combination Ideas for after the Game

  • sweet bread tuna sandwiches, 1% or skim chocolate milk, banana or apple, hard pretzels and fruit
  • soft pretzels and fruit
  • peanut butter sandwiches and fruit
  • popcorn and fruit
  • animal crackers and fruit
  • trail mix and fruit
  • baked chips, salsa and fruit
  • small boxed cereal (with or without milk) and fruit
  • pudding and fruit
  • flavored gelatins and fruit
  • yogurt and fruit
  • tortilla chips and fruit salsas
  • cookies and fruit

Water - the Basic Nutrient

  • Water - a splash of 100% of juice?
  • Chilled bottled water
  • Chilled lemon water
  • Chilled lime water
  • Frozen water “iced cakes”

Fruits - Chilled fresh, frozen, canned/whole, peeled, sliced, cubed fruit cocktail

  • acerola
  • apple
  • apricot
  • banana
  • orange
  • papaya
  • peach
  • plum
  • persimmon
  • pineapple
  • pommelo (jabon)
  • star fruit (5 fingers, carambola)
  • surinam cherry
  • tangerine
  • watermelon
  • honeydew melon
  • cantaloupe
  • kiwi
  • lychee
  • mango
  • cherimoya
  • grapefruit
  • grape
  • cherry

Vegetables - Chilled fresh, frozen, canned/whole, peeled, sliced, cubed fruit cocktail

  • cabbage slaws with fruit
  • vegetable sticks with dips
  • pumpkin chunks
  • somen salads
  • pasta salads (use local ethnic pastas like saimin, somen, pansit, etc.)
  • tomato salsas with vegetable chunks
  • potato chunks with dips
  • peanut butter rolled in manoa lettuce leaves
  • tomatoes, green onions, and round onions lomi-lomi style

Prepared Recipes

Disclaimer - Wash with soap and water, or use alcohol-based waterless gel, or use hand-sanitizing wipes

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