In light of the fact that obesity and nutrition-related diseases are on the rise in North America, the Eliot River Ramblers Soccer Club (ERRSC) feels that promotion and modeling of healthy eating habits and balanced lifestyles to members of our Club can play a crucial part in this issue. Whether as players, coaches, managers, officials and/or parents we all have a part to play.
A Healthy Snack Policy empowers participants to nourish their bodies appropriately and limit ingredients that will impede performance or wellness. Children learn about healthy eating at school and need a supportive environment, both at home and in the community, to help put those lessons into action.
The ERRSC will help make this happen. Community sports also provide adults with an opportunity to become role models for healthy eating. As such, the expectation is that half-time snacks, pre-game snacks or meals and post-game snacks or meals are to be healthy. Healthy foods and beverages are those that fall within Canada’s Food Guide.
The ERRSC Healthy Snack Policy is maintained regardless of: Playing level (Competitive or Recreational) Location (Home or Away) or Purpose (Match, Training)