In the middle of footy final season, it’s a good time to remind players to eat well so they can perform at their best on game day. They need to take a water bottle, lunch and fruit to school. A good afternoon tea will help them to train well- try a milkshake, yoghurt, nuts, raisin toast or cheese and crackers.
Eating carbs the night before a grand final provide energy but don’t forget the colourful vegies and lean meat!
And finally, eating breakfast on grand final day will give them energy for the big game!
Blue Zones are five areas of the world which live the longest. These areas are Sardinia in Italy, Loma Linda in California, the Nicoya Penisula in Costa Rica, Ikaria in Greece and Okiwana in Japan.
These people eat real food, mostly plants and not too much! They have very low rates of obesity, diabetes and cancer.
Tips for you
There is no one magic diet for all of these people- the people in California are vegans and the people in Italy and Greece eat a Mediterranean style diet.
Try to capture some of these eating tips and aim to live a long, healthy life!
Leanne is an experienced dietitian who is passionate about helping people eat well.