I have four active boys so we spend a lot of time watching and playing sports. I like for my kids to join the local sports teams because it’s a great way for them to get exercise, have fun with their friends and learn social skills like how to be a part of a team.
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My son can get down on himself when he makes a mistake on the field. Before every game, we talk about how even his favorite sports heroes have bad games on occasion. We constantly emphasize that we are proud of him no matter what, and we just want him to have a good time and play his best.
I can help my children play their best game by making sure they have the energy they need to keep them going. Fruit is a healthy choice for pre-game, half-time and post-game snacks. DOLE Fruit Squish’ems are an easy and convenient way to serve fruit on the field. Each squeezable pack contains one full serving of all-natural fruit made from fresh USA apples. At 60 calories, DOLE Squish’ems give kids the fruit they need to refuel for the day.
If your child plays on a team, you probably have to be the Snack Parent from time to time. When it is my turn to bring the snacks, I look for healthy snacks like DOLE Fruit Squish’ems. They are Gluten-Free, GMO-Free, BPA-Free, and contain no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial flavors. The DOLE Fruit Squish’ems are game day winner in my book!
SERVING TIP: For a refreshing treat, freeze Fruit Squish’ems ahead of time and allow to thaw 30-35 minutes before serving. This works out great on game days. Simply take them out of the freezer and let them thaw while the kids play. Slushy Fruit Squish’ems are a tasty way for kids to cool down after the game.
DOLE Fruit Squish’ems are available at retailers nationwide in 3 flavors: Apple, Apple Mixed Berry, and Apple Strawberry.
DOLE Fruit Squish’ems has partnered with two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winner and mom, Brandi Chastain and the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) to help soccer families across the country gear up for game days. She offers a lot of helpful advice and tips for parents with kids who play sports. She’s a pro soccer player and a soccer mom – definitely an expert in this arena! One of my favorite Game Day Great Tips from Brandi is about practice.
Brandi’s Tip: Practice does more than pay off on the field. It teaches us the importance of going out there and earning what we get. So always try to encourage your children and be supportive when they’re putting in that extra effort to practice and improve!
DOLE will be sharing more of Brandi Chastain’s game day tips throughout the spring and summer on their Facebook page and Twitter. You can watch Brandi’s tip videos on the DOLE YouTube Channel.
What are your favorite snacks for kids on game day?
DOLE Fruit Squish’ems are the official snack of the AYSO, the nation’s most active youth organization and resource for parents to get their kids involved in a league. Soccer families will have the chance to sample DOLE Fruit Squish’ems at various AYSO events taking place nationwide this summer, including AYSO’s National Games on June 29 – July 7, 2014, in Southern California.