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Apr, 2014

SoccerFest and Food Drive


SoccerFest is set for Saturday, May 10th at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Not only are we looking forward to seeing all of our U5-U8 teams on the fields, we're also excited to welcome our Fab 4 players to their first SoccerFest experience!

This year, we want to show our teams how soccer is used to support communities. Through our Soccer for Success program, we're asking all of our families to support Cooking Matters at SoccerFest. Cooking Matters is a nutrition education program that teaches families how to prepare healthy, delicious meals on a budget.

Cooking Matters and our Soccer for Success program have teamed up to bring nutrition education to a selection of schools in DPS and APS. We are collecting healthy and delicious ingredients to use in our 6-week cooking and nutrition courses. These classes teach parents basic culinary skills, and how to provide the best nourishment possible to their kids.

Donations will be accepted at SoccerFest on May 10th. Bins will be available to drop your donation off the day of the event.

Thank you so much in advance for your support of both Cooking Matters and Soccer for Success!

What to Donate:

Fruits and Vegetables - Choose canned or dry fruits and vegetables in an array of colors to ensure consumption of a variety of vitamins and minerals. When considering these items look for “no salt added”, low-sodium, “no sugar added”, and 100% juice varieties.

  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables
  • Dried fruit
  • Fruit juice (100%)
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Canned tomato sauce

Grain Group - Choose non-perishable whole grains as often as you can for maximum nutritional value. Look for 100% whole grain on the label or the first ingredient on the ingredient list.

  • Brown rice
  • Barley
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Quinoa
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Whole grain tortillas

Protein Group - Choose canned lean meats and beans as a good source of low-fat protein. Beans are also a good source of fiber. When providing these items look for “no salt added”, low-sodium, and canned in water varieties. 

  • Canned tuna
  • Canned salmon
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned beans
  • Dried beans and peas
  • Peanut butter
  • Nuts
Fats and oils - Choose fats that are liquid at room temperature and are shelf stable. 
  • Canola oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Olive oil
  • Nonstick cooking spray
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