Parents, educators, and hockey players united on mother goose policy
Mother Goose is on everyone’s minds as the NHL moves to implement its new policy banning the practice.
The league said Wednesday that it is implementing a new policy to ensure that players and their families are well-rounded when it comes to nutrition.
The policy, which goes into effect in the first week of March, will allow players and coaches to eat only chicken, turkey, and fish, along with other proteins and healthy fats.
The team’s food standards, which are to be reviewed after the season, will also be reduced from the current levels.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for us to educate players and our fans about the importance of a balanced diet,” NHL President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Allen said in a statement.
“We will make every effort to make sure that everyone is getting the best nutrition and is getting it as fast as possible.”
Parents, hockey players and others are expected to share their thoughts on the issue in the coming days.
In a blog post Wednesday, the NHL said the policy was developed to ensure all players are getting the nutritional benefits of a healthy diet.
The goal of the policy is to give the best possible opportunity for players to thrive on and off the ice.
“We know it’s not always easy to eat well, especially when you’ve got a newborn baby and the world is going through a pandemic,” said NHLPA president Jim Rutherford.
“This policy will make it a lot easier for players and parents to be informed of what they need to eat to help them stay healthy and make the most of their hockey and their lives.”