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Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are all about fun and games, spending time with friends and learning new skills – be they on the field or off it. All that is going to require lots of energy and to help our Cúl Campers ensure that their tanks are full with the right kind of fuel we’ve prepared these simple suggestions to get them through five fun and activity-filled days.

Breakfast Tips | Hydration Tips | lunch Tips | Snack Tips


Healthy Eating

What is a calorie? A calorie is a unit of energy. Calories show how much energy a food provides.

The amount of calories we need are determined by:

  1. Age – younger people need more calories to support growth and development – especially during the teenage growth spurt
  2. Gender – males need more calories than females mainly due to differences in body size
  3. Activity level – active people need more calories than inactive people

Healthy eating is important in children and young teens because:

  • Their bodies are growing and developing
  • They need to eat the correct amount of nutrients so they can reach their full potential
  • The teenage growth spurt starts between the ages of 8-12 in girls and 10-14 in boys

Top Tip: Eating a variety of foods will help you to meet all of your nutrient requirements.

Being active is vital for children and growing teens. By signing them up for a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp you’re helping them achieve their recommended weekly activity levels. For children and young teens this means at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity EVERY DAY.
We want our Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Campers to enjoy their experience. A healthy, hearty breakfast is the first step.


Breakfast tips

It’s important to have breakfast so that you ‘break’ the overnight ‘fast’, after being asleep

A healthy balanced breakfast will kick-start your day and fuel your morning, helping you to concentrate, and giving you the energy to play all the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp games. A balanced one contains some carbohydrate such as a fortified wholegrain based cereal with milk and a piece of fruit.

Top tip – get the first of your 5 a day in at breakfast. Add some fruit to your kid’s favourite cereal or make a fruit smoothie with a low-fat yogurt.


Snack tips

The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps normally have 3 breaks. 11am (Snack), 12pm (Lunch) and 1pm (Snack). Most kids will want a snack at this time to refuel their tank. We want to make sure this is a healthy whilst also making sure that it provides them with the energy they need to enjoy the rest of their pre-lunch activities.

Anything high in fat, salt or sugar at this time of the morning is not recommended. 

Did you know?

Many cereals are frotified with vitamin D. Vitamin D is important for bone growth.


Lunch tips

By lunchtime our Kellogg’s Cúl Campers will be hungry so it’s important they get a hearty, healthy lunch that includes most of the important food groups, such as protein, carbohydrates, some healthy fats, and plenty of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from fruit and vegetables. 

Top tip: Have at least 5 servings of fruit or vegetables every day – more is better.


Hydration tips

Hydration is essential for a healthy body and mind. Thankfully our hydration advice couldn’t be more simple – water is best, all of the time.

We encourage all Kellogg’s Cúl Camp kids to bring their own water bottle with them – the same advice is given to all inter-county players! In addition to water, low-fat milk can also be good. Fruit juice shoud only be consumed with meals and ideally diluted.

  • Making sure you have a drink with your breakfast before you arrive at camp would help to make sure you are not dehydrated before you start your day at camp, this is called pre-hydration.
  • It is recommended that you should drink 8 medium sized glasses of water a day, but this is sometimes increased a little if you are playing sport or if it’s a hot day.


Balanced Diet

  • Variety is key - it keeps it interesting and helps to make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need.
  • You shouldn’t cut out any key food groups unless you have a medical reason to do so and your GP is informed for example an allergy to certain foods. Cutting out specific food groups can lead to a reduction or absence of certain key nutrients in the diet.
  • Eat regular meals which contain a variety of foods from different levels of the Food Pyramid.
  • The basis of all meals should be carbohydrates and vegetables as well as containing protein.

This information is not meant to replace advice from your medical doctor or individual counselling with a dietitian. It is intended for educational and informational purposes only.

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