Bring Back the Oranges!

Bring Back the Oranges

Healthy snacks at sports

Bring Back the Oranges
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Anybody with older kids have stories to share about bringing healthier snacks to kids sports practices & games? I want to create a campaign and part of it will be to highlight real-life stories. Also, I’d love photos of teams with “orange peel smiles.” Check out my campaign site: http://bringbacktheoranges.com/

It’s still under construction but I would LOVE to hear your ideas!

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10 thoughts on “Bring Back the Oranges!

  1. My son goes to a private high school, Varsity parents brought fruit for the half time of every game. Watermelon, bananas, oranges- when it was my turn I brought grapes and bananas.
    For homecoming, after the Varsity game, a couple of us made homemade pulled pork sandwiches, fresh fruit and home baked treats for the team. So worth the hard work!

  2. I made a point to bring oranges to every track meet, XC meet, soccer game, etc for nearly 20 years… ugh! I’m exhausted just thinking about it. When I didn’t bring fresh fruit, I made banana mini-muffins. The snacks that people bring these days are so filled with sugar and crap, it’s amazing our kids can play any sport! Love what you’re doing here Kylie. 🙂

    1. Thank you!! I’m exhausted just reading about all your snacks!! I’ve had this idea on the back burner for over a year now and I’m excited to get going on it for real!

    1. Thanks Emily!! When my daughter started Kindergarten, I was shocked when I realized how many adults were feeding her (and all the kids) snacks throughout the day that I had no control over. But parents can set the tone at our kids’ sports events and I’m so excited to be launching this project!!

  3. Hahaha, I used to love orange slices at half time of our soccer games. I brought them for half time to one of my daughter’s game, along with a post game snack of whatever it was, and I remember a girl seeing the oranges and saying, “eeew, is that our snack? Oranges?” She and I made eye contact and I may or may not have mouthed, “I will hurt your little girl.” Lol. They were actually a big hit.

    1. That is awesome!!

      My husband brought watermelon and some of my homemade muffins and got a similar reception. But my step-kids told the kids the muffins would be good, and those who tried them liked them! Of course, everybody doesn’t have time to bake muffins, but oranges can be sliced up easily! We tough-love parents have to bond together!!

      1. I like tough love parents. That sounds better than cheap ass parents. Lol. My middle child won’t touch an orange or watermelon or anything fruit/veggie related. We can barely get him to try a potato skin or anything remotely not a chicken strip, ravioli or burger. So frustrating.

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