Hockey - Eat to Win

Training Table

Hockey parents have more to worry about than just their son's or daughter's goals on the ice. They need to keep their nutritional goals in mind too, making sure they fuel up properly before, during and after a game. The Healthy Living experts at Kraft want to keep all hockey parents and kids informed of good eating and drinking practices. Use our chart to help decide what and when to feed your future stars on their way to the championships.

 

Time Period Recommended Meal Type Recommended Foods
Morning practice or game
  • Light meal if 1 to 2 hours between meal and start of activity. A large meal or snack can cause fatigue or sluggishness.
  • Good snack if less than 1 hour between meal and start of activity.
  • Low fat muffin or toast, fruit yogourt, boiled egg
  • Fruit and yogourt, cereal and low fat milk
Afternoon practice or game
  • Light meal if 1 to 2 hours between meal and start of activity.
  • Good snack if less than 1 hour between meal and start of activity.
  • Fruit Cups, Kraft Peanut Butter on a bagel half
  • Fruit and yogourt
Evening practice or game
  • Well balanced meal if 2 to 3 hours between meal and start of activity. Stick to familiar foods before big games. This is not the time to try something new.
  • Good snack if less than 1 hour between meal and start of activity.
  • Light meal if 1 to 2 hours between meal and start of activity.
During practice or game
  • Hydrate throughout the game. Dehydration is the number one cause of fatigue in athletes. Encourage players to drink a large mouthful every 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Drink lots of water
After practice or game
  • Hydrate immediately after game
  • Well balanced meal soon after
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