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Publix Supports Youth Soccer

Your kids. Having fun. Staying fit.

girl blocking soccer ball in goal

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
publix logo logo

*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. Check out these other ideas.

View Publix Aprons Better Choice recipes

Hydration Motivation

plato dinosaur kicking a ball
 

Staying hydrated before, during, and after practices and games is important for young athletes. The amount of water that a child needs may vary depending on age, weight, gender, climate, and other factors,1 so we advise that you adjust the following guidelines to your kids’ needs as recommended by their pediatrician:

  • Within the hour before exercise, encourage drinking 8–20 oz of water or sports drink.2
  • During practice or games, children need 3–4 oz of fluid every 15 minutes 2 and encouragement to drink whenever thirsty.
  • After exercise, encourage drinking 16–24 oz of fluid per pound lost, or more if temperatures were hot and sweating was heavy.2
  • Provide sports drinks during vigorous physical activity that lasts more than an hour or when temperatures are hot to help replace carbohydrates and electrolytes. For activity that lasts less than an hour, water is sufficient. 2

Did you know that part of your kids’ daily water intake can come from other beverages, and even from food? It’s true! Most fruits and vegetables have a much higher water content than other solid foods, which makes fruits’ and vegetables’ calorie levels low relative to their high nutrient levels—another great reason for kids to eat more from these food groups.1

Sources:
1 Reviewed by Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN. “Water: How Much Do Kids Need?” Last modified August 10, 2018.
2 Kinsella, Sarah, MD, CAQ, FAAP. “Sports Nutrition for Busy Families and Busy Lifestyles.” Accessed March 4, 2019.