Tired of chips and candy on the sidelines of your kids’ sports? Here’s how one mom got parents on board with healthy team snacks.
Since I began crusading for healthier team snacks, I’ve loved hearing from so many of you. And I LOVE success stories! I recently got an email from Karin Kulinski of Alexandria, Virginia, who took on the issue of snacks for her daughter’s team and gave me permission to share her message here with you. Karin volunteered to coordinate snacks for the team and reached out to parents about having healthy choices. What I love about Karin’s email to team parents is that she approaches the topic with humor and flexibility–and understanding that parents don’t have limitless budgets or tons of time for elaborate snacks. Consider using Karin’s sign-up as a template, tweaking the snack list or the details as you like. It’s a terrific framework for making positive change. Thanks Karin!
I signed up to be the Snack Mom for my daughter’s softball team. I did so because I hadn’t volunteered much the previous season, and I hoped I could try to encourage healthier snacks. I hate “junk” food, and wondered if other parents might want less of it too. Beforehand, I was warned that some parents would like a healthier approach but some would not. Your suggestions really helped. It was a relief to know there was someone like you leading on this issue, and saying what many of us feel. I did not feel alone.
I’ve copied my sign-up below. And I’m happy to say, IT WORKED, very well. It seems most parents wanted to bring healthier snacks but just didn’t know if that would be acceptable. I had so many parents approach me and thank me, especially those whose children have food allergies.
So thank you for giving me the extra confidence to try!
Here is the sign-up I sent: