The Kittengizer Program conducted a Taste Testing Event that would be a catalyst in creating awareness of healthy eating and hydration before workouts. Trader Joe’s sponsored the Taste Testing Event to gage the student athlete’s preference.
Dr. Fatemeh Malekian, Food Science and Nutrition of the Southern University AG Center, lead the Taste Testing Event to ensure food safety and gather results.
The 98 students athletes had a variety of energy/protein bars ranging from Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Fudge Brownie, Apple Cereal Bar, Granola Crunch and much more. Bananas were also provided. A key food choice in providing potassium and help in preventing cramps.
After the student athletes completed the food and surveys, they enjoyed some Southern Lab door prizes! A special thank you to the coaches for supporting the program, Dr. Malekian, Mfamara Goita, Coach Brownfield, Ms. Flowers, Parent Volunteers, Student Volunteers and the athletes who were engaged and patient with the process.