Fueling Tip Friday

If you are traveling this time of the year, you can still be proactive with your nutrition. Make a snack list for the trip in advance so that you have ample time to shop and you’re less likely to be caught in a situation where you don’t have many good food options (like at a small airport, on the plane, or in a rural area). This snack list may include nuts, seeds, dried or fresh fruit or veggies, and food bars.

If staying with family or friends, take the initiative to let them know a few of your food preferences (for example “I usually have greek yogurt with breakfast”) so that when you arrive, you have some “go to” foods. You can also research restaurant options and locate the nearest grocery store in advance to lessen the hassle when you arrive. Simple steps like these will help you be in control and you will be able to enjoy your travel more!

Dina Griffin, MS, RD, CSSD
Sport Dietitian