I just got back from a basketball tournament with my oldest son. This wasn’t our first out of town tournament, and it won’t be our last. Because of the circle I run in, I know there are several parents of athletes that wonder, “How do I feed my kid to perform well while on the road?” Also, as parents, I know we want to maintain our health while traveling too. Now, I’m a big believer in enjoying indulgent food from time to time. If you don’t travel often, then you certainly can be more flexible and enjoy some of those “special occasion” foods that you don’t eat regularly. However, if you travel regularly, then you probably don’t want to consider traveling for sports an occasion to splurge.
Not only do I want to address out of town traveling, but the reality is high school and middle school kids go straight from school to their event and usually eat on the road. In addition, with all the after-school sports and activities, parents of younger kids may find themselves eating out frequently . So, I will address any kind of traveling that has you gone all day and forced to eat out; whether in town or out of town.