Healthy eating is just as important as training when it comes to enhancing athletic performance. Eating a diet based on Canada’s Food Guide which emphasizes vegetables and fruit, whole grains, and milk products, ensures that players get the energy and nutrients they need to feel and play their best. Check out these resources which provide healthy meal and snack ideas for players and their families!
Newfoundland and Labrador Ball Hockey Association is concerned about health issues and are proud to have developed a Healthy Eating Policy, please review our policy by clicking on the tab below.
NLBHA Healthy Eating Policy (click to view policy)
Healthy Eating Policy for
Newfoundland and Labrador Ball Hockey Association
Newfoundland and Labrador Ball Hockey Association is concerned about health issues. The Board of Directors is interested in increasing the availability of healthy food and beverage choices, being physically active, staying tobacco-free, caring for the environment and supporting local products.
What we eat and our level of physical activity can be positively influenced by healthy and supportive policies where we live, learn, work and play.
Foods such as vegetables, fruit, whole grains, lower fat milk products and lean meats help prevent chronic diseases. A Provincial Sport Organization supportive of healthy food and beverage choices helps create and maintain healthy individuals and communities, and helps enhance the athletic performance of its members.
Offering healthy food and beverage choices is important in striving for a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, effective May 2016, when food and beverages are served at Newfoundland and Labrador Ball Hockey Association operated events the organization will follow our healthy eating policy.
We will do our best to offer at least two (2) of the following healthy choices according to Canada’s Food Guide:
v Milk White or Chocolate 1% or 2%
v Lots of fluids water/100% fruit/vegetable juice
v Lean meat and alternatives (e.g. lean ground beef, eggs ,tuna, peanut butter)
v Whole grain products (e.g. wraps, breads etc.)
We will also do our best to:
v Encourage young athletes to choose healthy food and beverage choices by making the link between nutrition, heath and athletic performance
v Provide smaller portion sizes
v Choose fruits and vegetables
This policy will take effect as of May 2016 for all events under the responsibility and operation of Newfoundland and Labrador Ball Hockey Association.