In light of the fact that obesity and nutritional deficiency-related diseases are on the rise in North America, Byron-NorWest Soccer feels that promotion and modelling of healthy eating habits and balanced lifestyles to members of our Club can play a crucial part in this issue. Whether as Players, Team Officials, Match Official or as Supporters, we all have a part to play. With the support of the OSA, we are committed to helping improve the well being of our community and in doing so have implemented a Healthy Snack Policy.
Children learn about healthy eating at school, but they need a supportive environment, both at home and in the community to help put those lessons into action. Byron-NorWest Soccer can help make this happen. Community sports also provide adults with an opportunity to become role models for healthy eating. Please take the time to consider appropriate half-time snacks, pre and post-game meals as well as treats. Healthy foods and beverages are those that fall within Canada’s Food Guide and align with the information linked to below.
Byron-NorWest Soccer Healthy Snack Policy is maintained regardless of:
Playing Level (competitive or recreational)
Location (home or away) or
Purpose (match, training)
A Healthy Snack Policy empowers participants to nourish their bodies appropriately and limit ingredients that will impede performance or wellness.
For further information on providing proper nutrition and maintaining a balanced lifestyle, please refer to the excellent information on bulletins from Eat Right Ontario, produced by the City of Hamilton and endorsed by Ontario Soccer.