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Welcome to the Snack Zone

Join professional football player Alex Singleton to get the information and tools you’ll need to make a big impact on your game day—with healthy snacks that can improve your performance. Watch these videos and complete the challenges to make healthy snacking part of your everyday routine and get into the Snack Zone.
Welcome to the Snack Zone


  • Learn the basics of nutrition with Alex and athletes Mackenzie and Vince. In this video, the team goes to the game tape to review Alex’s snacking habits and learns how to properly portion snacks. That’s not all! You’ll also learn about key macronutrients and how they maximize your energy for training and competitions.

    This video covers:
    • Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Healthy Fats
    • Smart Portioning

    More Nutrition Resources:
    Snacking Fundamentals


Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are called macronutrients. They provide our bodies with energy.

Flip each card to reinforce your macronutrient knowledge.


Fresh Fruits, Instant Oatmeal, and Whole-Grain Crackers


Lean Meat, Cheese, Mixed Nuts, and Eggs

Healthy Fats

Nut Butters, Avocados, Hummus Made with Olive Oil, and Salmon


You can easily portion almost any snack using just your hand, like the pictures below.


One Fistful


The Size of Your Palm

healthy fats

Two Thumbs


  • Join Alex and the team as they help Special Olympics athletes make a nutritious snack that can give them a boost on game day. Making snacks for each macronutrient, the team talks about making healthy snacking a habit by creating a Snacking Playbook using the Snack Tracker.

    This video covers:
    • Three recipes packed with important macronutrients
    • How to use the Snack Tracker to make your own Snacking Playbook
    Tackling a Snacking Playbook

Snack Zone Quiz

Now that you’ve seen every School of Strength: Snack Zone video, you’re ready to put your knowledge to the test. Take our short quiz!

Snack Tracker

Begin tracking and find snacks to swap for ones with healthy macronutrients.

Snacking Playbook

Now you’re ready to make a Snacking Playbook! Use it to track your favorite recipes and what you’ve learned.