On August 22 and 24, St. Albert’s Sobeys offered a better food store experience led by Sobeys wellness counselor, Laura Johnston. With a handful of athletes and parents, Johnston navigated the grocery store and talked about where to find quick and healthy meals and snacks and reminded the group of not just trusting the branding, but instead looking at the nutrition labels to see sugar content and fiber. She joked while in the dairy isle and quizzed the athletes on what they learned from past healthy seminars and showed the ingredients used from cooking workshops.
Laura’s first introduction to Special Olympics was presenting a nutrition session at 2016 Special Olympics Alberta Coaches Summit. Here, coaches encouraged her to share this information with our athletes which led to piloting this opportunity for three weeks of healthy meal seminars at St. Albert in Servus Place.