We’re a little over a week into September and I think we are finally starting to get the hang of our new fall routine of school, after school activities and sports practices/games.
In the past, our weekends were pretty open and free of any scheduled events, but this year my son is playing soccer and my daughter doing both soccer and cheerleading so our Saturdays and Sundays are now spent traveling from one athletic field to another and rooting for our children’s teams!
My daughter’s schedule is the roughest. On Saturdays she has to be at the soccer field in full gear – complete with shin guards and cleats – by 9 am and after practice and a mini-game she has just enough time for a quick change into her cheerleading uniform and get to the next field in order to cheer on our town’s flag football team.
It’s no wonder with all that physical activity that she’ll come running over to me and tell me she’s hungry! Like any sports mom, I try to have some good snacks on hand for her, especially since she doesn’t have the time to sit down to eat a formal meal.
One of her favorite snacks to have is a Dannon® Danimals® Smoothie. She loves the yummy flavors — like Strawberry, Strawberry Kiwi and Watermelon — and while they really help to fill her up, they don’t leave her feeling sluggish on the field!
I like them because they’re made with Only the Good Stuff® which means no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial flavors or colors. They’re also a good source of calcium and vitamin D, which an active and growing body like my daughter’s needs!
All I do is pop in a straw so she can drink her smoothie while we go from one sport field to the next without spilling it on her soccer or cheerleading uniforms. It’s the perfect on-the-go option that helps to fuel my daughter’s adventures!
To show my daughter just how much I root for her, I made a fun little fall sports straw printable that you can download.
All you have to do is print it out either here or by clicking on the image above. It’s simple to make, use scissors to cut out your sport of choice, use a hand-held hole punch on each X and then lace it onto a straw!
Be sure to head over to the dairy aisle of your local Walmart to pick up a Dannon® Danimals® Smoothies 12 packs like we did.
And don’t forget to check out the packaging for details on their Play 60 contest – if your child finds the “Golden Bongo” Dannon® Danimals® bottle (located in specially marked packages) they can win a Play 60 Field Day for their school with actual NFL pros! How awesome would that be?! Head over to the Fuel Up To Play website for more info.
Now it’s your turn to share. What’s your child’s favorite sport to play? What’s your favorite sport to watch?
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