We are wrapping up the first athletic season of the school year and about to start winter sports. Even after several weeks back at school, some students and families are still trying to figure out a workable plan for scheduling school, sports practice and competition, and homework.

Many times, involved kids stay after school for one or two practices at night. The one thing that helps ensure more success in all three of these pursuits is good nutrition. Good nutrition means good food choices and enough food to fuel these young people’s incredibly busy and exhausting schedules.

Here are some suggestions for providing smart food choices that may even help them lead a healthier life in the long run:

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