Tuesday, April 05, 2011
My sons high school baseball coach is challenging his athletes to keep track of what they eat and work on improving their food choices. So I sat down with him and sample tracked on my nutrition tracker what he ate all day. It wasn't pretty let me tell you. Breakfast was sugary cereal with 2% milk: Lunch at school was chicken tenders and fries. After school snack on the bus on his way to his game was hot Cheetos. Dinner was a pit stop with his team at Carls where he ate a Famous star, fries, and a sprite. I was so sad to see there was not one vegetable or fruit on his list. He saw a sample on my day and asked why mine looked like so much food, but his calories were so much higher. I explained and I hope that this challenge forces him to take a good hard look at his nutrition and decides to make better choices. He is super athletic and that's great, but I always tell him that for this reason his body needs the best nutrition possible.