Are you fed up with donuts, chips, and cookies on the sidelines of your child’s sports?
Do you cringe when you think about the candy and cupcakes they’re given in class?
Want to change things—but feel powerless to stop it?
I know that feeling well.
Five years ago, I was a brand new soccer mom and watched in disbelief as my son’s team was given packaged junk food and bottled fruit punch after every Saturday morning game.
But I didn’t want to rock the boat and speak up. I didn’t want to be That Mom.
Then one day I just snapped. I looked at the pee-wee players, snatching up cookies and cupcakes, and thought: What are we doing to our kids???
I vowed to help make change—not just at soccer but at all the places my kids were getting junkie snacks, like summer camp.
I found out that one parent really can make a difference.
YOU can make a difference.
Hi, I’m Sally Kuzemchak. As a registered dietitian and mom, I’ve helped parents across the country make real changes in their communities by giving them the tools, the language, and the confidence they need.
And I’ve heard so many success stories.
I created a movement called Snacktivism to empower parents just like you.
The goal is simple: to improve the snack culture for our children, give kids healthier choices instead of defaulting to packaged junk – and most importantly, to change the status quo.
Now I want to help you do the same!
The Snacktivist’s Handbook
The Snacktivist’s Handbook is the ultimate toolkit for any parent who wants to make positive change to the junk food snack culture, whether that’s in youth sports, at school, at camp, or even at home.
It’s full of strategies, facts, and resources so that you can make an impact—and together, we can help create a healthier food environment for our kids.
What you’ll find in The Snacktivist’s Handbook:
Solid Information to Advocate with Confidence
Done-for-You Letters and Templates
Printable Resources to Make Healthy Snacks Easy
Solid, research-backed information and statistics so you can confidently present your case to coaches, league directors, teachers, administrators, and other powers-that-be.
- The latest expert advice on topics like juice, sports drinks, and food dyes
- Just how much sugar typical packaged snacks contain (it’s shocking!)
Specific language to use with coaches, teachers, and parents.
- Email templates you can customize and send
- Quick responses to questions you may get
- Talking points you can use in discussions
More than a dozen printable resources with snack ideas and solutions, plus a full week of snack recipes to enjoy at home or on the go.
- Healthy Sports Snack FAQ
- Myths & Truths About Sports Drinks
- Healthy Sports Snack Letter
- 20 Healthy Team Snacks
- 15 Filling Post-Game Snacks
- 20 Snacks for Preschoolers
- 10 Food-Free Ways to Celebrate at School
- 20 Healthy Fundraiser Ideas
- 15 Food-Free Ideas for Classroom Rewards
- 10 Healthy Class Party Ideas
- 20 Ideas For Peanut-Free & Nut-Free Snacks
- 5 Snacks To Make At Home Together
- Healthy Snacking Shopping List
- 30 Healthy Workplace Snacks
“I was so thrilled when our town’s Parks & Rec department adopted Sally’s Snacktivism guidelines! Now my boys’ soccer and lacrosse teams have a fruit-only snack policy, and we’ve had no complaints from kids.” –Suzanne Schlosberg, Oregon
“Our preschool was in the practice of providing candy as a reward for the children’s good behavior, which provided unnecessary sugar and taught an unhealthy message to the kids. I shared Sally’s ideas with our preschool director, and they have since implemented a ‘treasure chest’ system instead of giving candy when the kids are well-behaved. Thanks, Sally!” –Tracy Severson, RD, LD, Ohio
“Last season, my 6 year old was given Oreos, Cheetos, and Gatorade after soccer games. I used the Real Mom Nutrition materials to help draft new snack guidelines and the soccer league leader was more than happy to share them with parents. Now the players get fresh fruit and water!” –Laure Dejeang, Florida
“I felt helpless when I realized that some of our school snacking and party policies didn’t align with sound nutrition advice. Then I turned to the Snacktivism resources and found the support I needed. Sally’s level-headed but direct approach to having these types of discussions with teachers and coaches helped me be part of the solution, not just a critic on the sidelines.” –Regan Jones, MS, RD, Georgia
Wouldn’t it be nice if you felt really good about the snacks your kids were given at school and on the soccer field?
Wouldn’t it be nice if all the healthy habits you instill at home were reinforced at camp?
Wouldn’t it be nice if healthy snacks were the default choice–not the exception?
Wouldn’t it be nice if our kids grew up thinking of a snack as something that grew on a plant—not something that came from a package?
This is possible. Change is possible. YOU can make it happen!
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