What do you think? Can ADSA be a credible source of dietary advice even though they have sponsors that are regarded by some as being the cause of some illnesses.
Current ADSA sponsors include:
Sea Harvest, EquiSweet, Kellogg, Pick n Pay, DSM, Woolworths, Nativa, Unilever, Parmalat, Pronutro, Health Connection
- Pack portable snacks for after school such as fruit, sandwiches, lean biltong, bran muffins and cereal/sports bars. Best is to have this at least 1 hour prior to exercise.
- If your child’s energy needs are high and/or appetite or time is limited, pack in concentrated options like dried fruit or trail mix or a fruit yoghurt/smoothie.
- If your child has multiple training sessions in a day improve the rate of recovery by incorporating a good quality source of protein e.g. low fat dairy, chicken or egg together with a portion of carbohydrate to be eaten within 40 minutes after training. This can be a sweetened low fat flavoured milk drink, amahewu mixed with pap or a boiled egg on 2 slices of brown bread.Notice that the emphasis is on real food and not on supplements.
As promised, ADSA responded to Grass but did not answer all our questions, in particular what is a Gold Sponsor?
Originally posted on NutritionConfidence Blog:
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