Publix Supports Youth Soccer

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Your kids. Having fun. Staying fit.

When you see them having fun at practice, you’ll know that signing them up was a good decision. And when you think of all the other benefits, you’ll know it was a great one. While your young players are out on the field showing their skills, they’re also learning positive exercise, nutrition, and character habits. That’s why Publix proudly supports youth soccer.

We know that being a soccer family means keeping busy, and providing proper nutrition can be a challenge. We’d like to offer some solutions to support your kids’ active lifestyle. To easily check a meal off your to-do list, try our Publix Aprons® Better Choice recipes. You can also order ahead from the Deli to enjoy convenient prepared food options like our delicious subs.

If you’re not yet a soccer parent, register your kids today! When fitness is fun for them, the future will be full of victories.

Associations

Click on your state’s youth soccer association logo to learn more and register a player.*

alabama soccer association logo
florida soccer association logo
georgia soccer association logo
north carolina soccer association logo

south carolina soccer association logo
tennessee soccer association logo
virginia soccer association logo
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*By clicking these links, you will leave publix.com and enter a state soccer association site operated and controlled by the association named in the link.

Recipes

These recipes have the ingredients you want to support your soccer players’ active lifestyle, and they’re easy to make. Good news for the kids—they taste great too!

For breakfast. For dinner. For everything in between. Just check out these.

View Publix Aprons Better Choice recipes

Energize with Carbohydrates

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Encourage your young athlete to eat fruits, starchy vegetables, and whole grains. Here are some tips to help you incorporate these foods, even on your family’s busy schedule:

  • Focus on whole fruits rather than juices. For breakfast, try unsweetened cereal with fresh fruit added for sweetness.1
  • Starchy vegetables provide carbohydrates, but also fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Try lima beans, peas, white and sweet potatoes, and parsnips as side dishes. Make sure your kids eat plenty of nonstarchy vegetables as well.2
  • It is recommended that Americans age 9 and up make at least half of their grains whole grains. This equates to about 3–5 servings per day.3 Try swapping out foods that are already part of your family’s routine. For example, offer 100% whole wheat bread or bagels instead of the white varieties, or brown rice instead of white.4

You can set a positive example while shopping at Publix by introducing your kids to our Better Choice shelf tags. These tags identify items that, when compared to similar products in the category, have more of the nutrients you need, like fiber, and less of the things you don’t need, like saturated fat, or added sodium, or added sugar. If your kids know what the tags mean, they’ll be in on a secret code that you can use to make selections together! You can even make a game of hunting down Better Choice versions of family favorites.

Sources:
1United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). “TIPS: Focus on Whole Fruits.” ChooseMyPlate.gov. June 11, 2018.
2United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). “Why Is It Important to Eat Vegetables?” ChooseMyPlate.gov. January 12, 2016.
3U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 8th Edition. November 21, 2016.
4United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). “TIPS: Make Half Your Grains Whole Grains.” ChooseMyPlate.gov. June 11, 2018.