Nu­tri­tional first in Canada Games his­tory

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

Forthe first time in Canada Games his­tory, the food be­ing served at the event will be man­aged by its own ser­vice and su­per­vised by a nu­tri­tion­ist. “In ad­di­tion to pro­mot­ing phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, we are proud to be fo­cus­ing on health. The Canada Games Coun­cil has en­dorsed the qual­ity and rel­e­vance of the prin­ci­ples we are putting for­ward, us­ing them as a ba­sis to cre­ate its own food pol­icy. We are very pleased that our pol­icy will serve as a model for fu­ture edi­tions of the Canada Games,” com­mented Martin Frechette, the nu­tri­tion­ist and man­ager of the Sher­brooke 2013’s Food and Bev­er­age Ser­vices on the in­ter­net site.

The new food pol­icy will have four guid­ing prin­ci­ples: to re­spect the greater nu­tri­tional needs of Par­tic­i­pants of the Canada Games will have ac­cess to the cafe­te­ria at the Games Vil­lage

on the Bishop’s Univer­sity cam­pus. ath­letes; to re­spect the gen­eral goals of Canada’s Food guide; to guide the pub­lic and vis­i­tors in mak­ing healthy food choices; and to pro­mote the con­sump­tion of lo­cal and eco-friendly prod­ucts.

A good por­tion (80%) of the foods and bev­er­ages avail­able for ath­letes as well as vol­un­teers, VIPs and spec­ta­tors, will re­spect the cri­te­ria es­tab­lished by the nu­tri­tion­ist re­gard­ing sodium, added sugar, sat­u­rated and in­dus­trial trans fats, al­ler­gies and re­li­gious and cul­tural re­stric­tions.

TheKiwi hockey team, a sight to be­hold in their bright green hockey jer­seys, came back from an early loss on Fri­day night to win last week­end’s friendly tour­na­ment at the Pat Burns Arena. The Ki­wis, who were miss­ing a few play­ers on Fri­day night, lost against the Moisan team with a score of 7 to 5. Ac­cord­ing to arena man­ager Marc Par­ent, “the

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