Eating right on game day is your athlete’s secret weapon for top-notch performance, whatever the sport.

Here’s a sample game day nutrition plan:

• Post-practice or afternoon game snack. The hours after practice or a weekday competition may necessitate snacking before your family dinner. Make sure to have pre-prepared snacks ready when your kids arrive home hungry from a tough after-school practice or game. This can include sliced fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt and smoothies.