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Game Day Great with Dole Squish’ems

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I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. Mom It Forward and DOLE partnered in support of this campaign. Dole compensated me for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

I have to brag a little: Sam playing soccer is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Our entire family is excited for his second year on a team. Mike and I love that he’s enjoying doing something active and it’s also great to see him interacting with his teammates. I think both are important as he grows into a healthy young man.

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Since Sam is always on the go, choosing healthy fuel for his body is important to me. We really limit sweets and junk food when he eats. Thankfully, he’s developed a taste for fruit and veggies and prefers the healthy snacks we serve. 

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soccer practice

When it’s my turn for snacks on the soccer field, I always make it a point to provide healthy options like we have at home. {Surely I’m not the only parent who cringes when someone shows up with sugar filled drinks and sweet cakes after a game?!} That’s why I was thrilled to hear about DOLE Fruit Squish’ems. I think they’re the perfect item to serve — and the kids do too! 

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super easy soccer team snack

DOLE Fruit Squish’ems are a convenient in an easy-to-use squeezable pouch. Each healthy snack contains one full serving of all natural fruit from USA apples. They’re GMO free, gluten free and are in BPA free packaging. I LOVE that there is no high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors, so I can feel good about serving them to Sam and his friends. You’ll find DOLE Fruit Squish’ems in three flavors: Apple, Apple Mixed Berry and Apple Strawberry. They’re a healthy snack that help soccer families be at the top of their game for every match, whether they are on the field or cheering from the sidelines.

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sam playing soccer

sam playing soccer

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DOLE Fruit Squish’ems has partnered with two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winner and mom, Brandi Chastain and the American Youth Soccer Organization to help families prepare for game days this spring and summer. The AYSO is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year! They’re sharing tips on Facebook and Twitter plus you can visit Brandi’s YouTube channel for great videos as well. I think it’s fantastic that they’re encouraging parents to get involved by leaving their own game day tips and rituals. You can leave your tip online through the Game Day Great Facebook contest at for a chance to win $5,000 and a season’s supply of DOLE Fruit Squish’ems for your child’s league. Ten finalists will also receive a season’s supply of DOLE Fruit Squish’ems. As soon as you leave your tip, you can also download a $1 coupon on a box of Squish’ems. 

team soccer snack

dole squish ems soccer snack

Check out these great tips from Brandi to help make your kid’s Game Day Great! 

  • Be a good sport — win or lose.
  • Eat healthy meals, not just on game day, so that you’re always ready for activity.
  • Practice your sport! 
  • Pack extra socks, cleats and other supplies so you’re never without something you need.
  • Double check the schedule and your email to make sure there are no last minute changes you need to be aware of.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Remember to have fun and play as a team — always treating everyone with respect.

Your turn: what tip do you have to make your child’s experience Game Day GREAT?

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.