Moving out of home can be daunting enough for any young adult, but when you could potentially move to another state or country and away from your family support network, it helps to have some basic life skills under your belt.
Maribyrnong Sports Academy provided an opportunity for six of its student/athletes to learn basic cooking skills which will definitely come in handy as they make the transition from home life to the life of a professional or college athlete.
MSA dietitian Ola Luczak says it’s important for kids to know what they need to do to stay at their peak fitness “ As our Athletes make the transition in senior sport the need for their body to refuel on a more regular and healthy basis is critical. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to work with these young guns and teach them basic cooking skills to support what they had already learnt from their families.”
“A would like to also thank all the team at Maribyrnong including Rebecca Kerwin for the support during this important life class. I’m really happy to know that these boys will leave school with the confidence and skills to create their own healthy meals.”
The student athletes learnt how to cook a variety of balanced meals which included all the food groups and nutrients. Some of the recipes included Lasagna, Roast Pork and Vegies, a Chicken Curry with Apricots, Turmeric rice and Berry and Yoghurt Meringues.
Three of the six boys have been recently drafted to AFL clubs including Zak Butters who is heading to Port Adelaide, while Lucas Plapp is residing in a house in Adelaide as part of the AIS Olympic cycling squad.
To download Ola’s tips for home leavers and some basic recipe’s click here.