All parents are encouraged to become knowledgeable about nutrition and training diets for athletes, rowers, and the special needs of rowers on race days.
As stated in Nutrition Strategies for Rowing - “Rowing requires a unique mix of technique, power and endurance, utilizing both anaerobic and aerobic energy systems. Rowers have a very high energy and carbohydrate requirement to support training loads and meet body weight and strength goals.” To make it even more complicated, the optimal rower diet varies depending on whether they’re in winter training, or if it’s the week before a regatta, the night before the regatta, or race day.
Truth is we love food & can’t live without it! Most importantly, our rowers can’t row without it. But it’s a big job to provide sufficient quantities of the right food to our rowers at regattas. Here is the food tent plan designed to fuel our rowers with coach-approved healthy food at regattas. The primary purpose of the ETRowing Food Tent is to provide food and nourishment to our rowers at regattas. Based on nutritional guidelines, we have provided a list of coach-approved foods for race day.
Race Day Foods - Here's What's on the Regatta Menu!
|apples||string cheese||bagels||sandwich wraps||salad dressing||coffee|
|oranges||yogurt||oatmeal w/toppings||side dishes/salads||mustard(s)||hot chocolate|
|grapes||nut packs/trail mix||eggs||main dishes||bbq sauce||chocolate milk|
|watermelon||cut veggies||Canadian bacon||Chicken Sandwiches||hot sauce||Gatorade|
|berries||pretzels||sausage patties||Burrito Bar||coffee creamer|
|dried fruit||apple sauce||breakfast burrito||--tortillas||cream cheese|
|other||peanut butter||yogurt parfaits||--cheese||Toppings for oatmeal & yogurt|
|graham crackers, etc.||drinks||--beans||almonds|
|--rice, etc.||brown sugar, etc.|
Recipes & Tips
This area provides busy families with recipes and helpful tips on regatta food purchasing and preparation. It's also a great place to share recipes with other members. Get Inspired Here!