Carrie McGill

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September 18, 2012
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Bring back orange slices


Remember the orange slices we ate on the sidelines during half-time when we were kids? Let's bring them back.

We are only three weeks into the soccer season and my kids have been given doughnuts, Twinkies, Gatorade, and chewy candies as snacks. Why can't we offer these young athletes fresh fruit and water to replenish energy and maintain proper hydration?

My daughters' coach brought the team doughnuts as a "reward" for showing up to practice last Saturday. Since when did we decide that playing a sport should be rewarded with a sugary, salty, fatty snack? These athletes have voluntarily …

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