• Stefanie Rock

8 School Snack ideas for Athletes...


Let’s face it, school hours aren’t always accommodating for fueling consistency. And since athletes need to refuel every 2-3 hours… sometimes that means small snacks during passing periods or during class.


Yes, pre-packaged snack bags are convenient, but they don't always have the necessary nutrients to support athletes

  • energy

  • endurance

  • focus

  • and recovery

throughout the day.


Reusable snack containers, reusable water bottles, and insulated lunch/snack bags (especially if practice is right after school) simplify school fueling - even for those early and late lunch hours.


Snack options that are convenient between classes- or fairly unnoticeable in class- help athletes fuel every 2-3 hours throughout the day.


🍇Grapes & dark chocolate

🥨Pretzels & string cheese

🧇Waffle and nut butter

🥯 1/2 bagel w/cream cheese

🥤a smoothie in a reusable water bottle

🍿 air-popped popcorn

🍊berries, "cuties," or kiwi with graham crackers

🍪breakfast "cookies" (find the recipe here)


Of course... ALWAYS follow school/classroom allergy rules.

so your snacks aren’t a risk for other kids.


Need more school or after school snack ideas? Check out these ideas too!


Worried that your athlete isn't meeting their nutritional needs to support their activity, growth, and best health? Looking for convenient family meal planning for hectic schedules?


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