8 Tips for Feeding Young Athletes Without Going Broke

Moms & Dads with kids who play sports share how they keep everybody fed without having to take a 2nd mortgage on their house.

Parents know that every child they bring into their family adds to their monthly food bill, and that food costs only go up as the kids grow up, get bigger and reach the age where they can play sports. For parents of multiple athletes, hefty grocery bills are a weekly occurrence.

"We easily spent $500 a week on food," says Mindy Gallagher, a Cleveland-area mother of three boys who were all multi-sport athletes. "I would go to the grocery store almost every day."


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