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PPO’s “Power Snack Day” fuels taste for fruit

What food do you think Prep boys devoured at Power Snack Day? Would you have guessed fruit and power bars, bite-sized pieces of grapes, pineapple, oranges, carrots and tomatoes to be specific. (See below for the power-bar ingredients, made in the Prep kitchen by Aramark chef Tim Shaughnessy.

Power Snack Days were introduced last year to impress upon the boys that healthy snacks can be delicious. And did it ever work. The snacks flew off the trays, served by athletic faculty Nigel White, David Bullock and Gareth Evans. They even dressed as fruit and vegetables to get their important message across.

Why is the athletic department concerned about promoting healthy snacks for our boys?  Because they know the fuel that goes into our athletes makes a difference in their performance. But it doesn’t stop on the playing field, in the gym, pool or on the rink.

By helping boys to appreciate how delicious nutritious fuel can taste, we’re setting them up to embrace food that will boost their cognitive performance, mood and long-term health.

Look for three more Power Snack Days during this school year, compliments of the PPO’s nutrition team.

Christina Eaton
PPO Nutrition Rep

Power Bar ingredients
rolled oats, brown rice crisp cereal, protein powder, ground cinnamon, sea salt, maple syrup, soy butter, vanilla extract, chocolate chips and minced coconut (optional)