If you haven’t run in to your local (Vermont) KeyBank branch to register for the sweepstakes, you still have a little time. In late April one winner will take home a Kindle Fire and a $100 Hannaford gift card. The grand prize winner (drawn in mid-May) will take home:
- Apple iPad 2 64MG with WiFi
- $200 Hannaford gift card
- KBVCM prize pack that includes 2 VIP passes!
You do not need to need to be a KBVCM participant to enter! All entrants receive a $2 Hannaford coupon upon entry, while supplies last.
Thanks to everyone who brought your nutrition-related questions to our live Facebook event last week and especially to Kris Lindsey, Hannaford Nutritionist, for moderating and providing answers.
Our nutrition chat generated some great questions last week! To recap, here’s a quick review of the most popular topics with some great links for further learning. – Kris Lindsay
Chocolate milk as a recovery drink:
Because chocolate milk provides a good mix of carbohydrates, protein, fluid and electrolytes, it has been identified as a recovery drink. Other options also provide this recovery mix, including commercial drinks, homemade drinks, and water combined with a good snack! Take your pick.
Endurance athletes need 1.2 to 1.4 grams or protein per kg of body weight per day. Here’s a great booklet on protein and activity and the American College of Sports Medicine’s Statement on Nutrition and Athletic Performance.
Mike L. asked how to combat larger appetites following a long training run. This is normal as the body tries to recover its lost energy. To curb eating too many calories, try filling up on high fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables and eat slowly to ensure adequate time for chemical satiety messages in the stomach to reach the brain – all while making sure adequate protein is consumed for muscle repair.
How to build a balanced meal.
What to eat before, during and after endurance events:
The following links provide some recommendations and ideas! I
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Now that you’re feeling well-informed about what to eat as you train, how about some money to spend on all that good food? Today everyone gets a $3-off Hannaford coupon (download). In addition, we’ll choose one commenter to win one $100 Hannaford Gift Card.
Share a link to a favorite recipe. Not the on-line recipe type? That’s ok, just tell us about a favorite meal.
The GIVEAWAY closes at 11:59pm Wednesday, April 11; we’ll announce the winner on Thursday, April 12.
* Tweet about the giveaway OR the sweepstakes using hashtags #rvt and/or #vcm and leave one additional comment.
That’s right; you have the opportunity to get 3 entries into this giveaway! (If you choose to take advantage of the extra entries be sure to submit an additional comment for each one.)