Are you wrangling a youth sports team this season and don’t want anyone going “hangry” after a tough game? You’re in the right place! We’ve got a snack schedule template that’ll keep both players and parents happy. Ready, set, go! 🏅
How to create a snack schedule in 5 minutes (or less)
Snack Roster Rundown 📋
First, you gotta know who you’re feeding and when. Start by jotting down all the game dates, practice sessions, and other team events. Write down the number of kids on the team, and remember to consider any siblings who might be along for the ride. They need snacks too!
Cracking the Code of Dietary Needs 🥦🍕
Before you start planning, make sure you’re aware of any allergies or dietary restrictions among the team. This is a great thing to collect with the team registration. A simple email to the parents or a quick chat at the next team meeting can help ensure everyone’s needs are taken into account. Remember, we’re here to energize the team, not send anyone to the hospital!
Super Snack Selection 🍏🍫
Here’s where the real fun begins! Start brainstorming tasty and easy-to-carry snack ideas. (Healthy snacks, too.) Some perennial favorites are:
- Fruit (think easy-to-carry items like apples, bananas, grapes, or oranges)
- Cheese sticks or cubes
- Trail mix (be mindful of nut allergies)
- Pretzels or popcorn
- Granola bars or protein bars
- Yogurt tubes or cups
- Hydrating drinks like water or natural juice
Remember, variety is the spice of life, and snacks are no different. Rotate between different types of snacks to keep things exciting and delicious.
Fun Time – Themed Snack Days! 🎉
Add a sprinkle of fun to the mix with themed snack days. Maybe “Tropical Tuesday” with pineapple slices and coconut water, or “Funky Friday” with colorful fruit kabobs. This can help keep the snack schedule exciting and encourage kids to try new foods.
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Drafting the Snack Schedule 🗓️
Once you have a list of snack ideas, it’s time to put them in order. Match each game or practice session to a snack or set of snacks.
You can make a snack calendar or sign up sheet on Cheddar Up and share the custom link with the parents either in an email, text, or print out the QR code to hand out at one of the sports events. Make sure to add a reminder a few days before their turn, so no one forgets and leaves our hungry heroes snackless! (Psst…Cheddar Up can automate these reminders for you.)
In short, before you go
Team Moms are the true MVPs of youth sports. Cheddar Up can make that tough job a breeze. With snack sign-ups, team fundraising, and easy-peasy uniform orders in one spot.