After each game the boys get a drink and snack that a parent has brought for the team. We've seen Cheez-its, yogurt, fruit snacks, rice krispie treats, etc.
Jack is so used to not being able to have the same snack as his friends/teammates that he handles it very well! We usually bring another GF snack or go for some ice cream after the game.
If you think about it, there are quite a few GLUTEN-FREE snacks that the WHOLE team can enjoy TOGETHER!
Jack's teammates don't know about his gluten-free lifestyle...I didn't feel the need to announce it since Jack handles the snack issue so well.
But, I think it would be pretty cool to say to Jack after the game, "Hey buddy, you can have that snack." I think his smile would say it all...sometimes, it just feels good to be able to eat what your friends are eating, right?
I don't expect parents to buy gluten-free snacks, but just in case they were curious which snacks are gltuen-free, here's a quick list of GF snacks that are readily available at their local grocery store.
GLUTEN-FREE SNACKS FOR THE WHOLE TEAM:
- Yoplait GoGurts (put in the freezer overnight and bring to game in a cooler)
- Applesauce Pouches
- Gluten-Free Rice Krispie Treats (found the GF Rice Krispies cereal at Wal-Mart)
- Fruit Snacks (Betty Crocker Brand say GF, but most are GF)
- Lay's Potato Chips
- Trail Mix (Rice Chex cereal, Corn Chex, peanuts, M & M's, raisins, GF pretzel sticks)
- String Cheese
- Pudding Cups or Jell-O Cups
- Pirate's Booty