Performance Packs for Student Athletes
WHY: Food fuels a student athlete’s academic and athletic success. Many student athletes do not eat before practice and are headed into their activities under fueled. Inadequate nutrition could impair their performance in play and in the classroom.
WHAT: Performance packs serve as an immediate and available food option after the final bell or for a la cart purchase during lunch. Some athletes simply need more calories and these could be purchased as a second meal at lunch or after school. Additional calories can help fill nutrient gaps when meals or snacks are missed.
HOW: Food service departments can partner with athletes and coaches to provide healthy, great tasting, quality meals to help students perform and feel better in their athletic events and practices. Student athletes will have access to these meals during their normal lunch time and coaches will have the ability to order these meals after school for their practices or games. Meals will meet minimum components to qualify as a reimbursable meal.
BENEFITS: Performance packs are a great way for foodservice departments to partner with athletics and the school administration to better support the student athlete! Packs can be wrapped individually with mascot or school logo to support school spirit and athletics. Packaging is something that can be decided on based on budget and food service preferences.