Publix Supports Youth Soccer
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.
Click on your state’s youth soccer association logo to learn more and register a player.*
*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.
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!
Diversify with Plant-Based Proteins
Proteins function as building blocks for bone, muscle, skin, and other tissues.1 Most Americans eat enough protein (some even get more than they need),2 so rather than increase the amount of protein in your child’s diet, focus on choosing from diverse sources in order to incorporate a variety of nutrients. Try plant-based proteins such as beans, peas, soy products, nuts, and seeds to switch up your young athlete’s meal and snack routines.
Use these tips:
- Enjoy unsalted nuts or seeds as a snack, on salads, or in main dishes. Eat small portions to keep calories in check (remember, just 1/2 ounce of nuts or seeds can be considered equivalent to a 1-ounce serving from the Protein Foods Group).2 Check out Publix snacks such as sunflower seeds and cashews, located in our Produce department.
- Choose reduced-sodium or no-salt-added canned beans, such as GreenWise Low Sodium Black Beans, or simply drain and rinse canned beans to reduce the sodium.
- Choose from the variety of meatless options Publix offers, such as tofu in our Produce department and meatless burgers and entrées in our frozen foods section.
- Look for our green Better Choice shelf tags, which help you identify items that 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 sugars.
1 United States Department of Agriculture. “Why Is It Important to Make Lean or Low-Fat Choices from the Protein Foods Group?” Accessed October 31, 2018.
2 United States Department of Agriculture. “10 Tips: Vary Your Protein Routine.” Accessed October 31, 2018.