On Monday, Team Canada announced its partnership with Empire Company, making its family of brands the first-ever Official Grocer of the Canadian Olympic Committee.
This partnership is the first time a national grocer has become a part of the Canadian Olympic family. Healthy food and nutrition will be a key area of focus for the partnership.
We asked four Team Canada athletes what their pre-competition meals are. Here’s what they said:
Favourite pre-competition meal: Pasta (the night before)
3 things always on your grocery list: Eggs, fruit, chicken
Favourite pre-competition meal: Pasta (gnocchi or penne) with a creamy vodka sauce and tons of parmesan cheese
3 things always on your grocery list: Bananas, strawberry yogurt, spinach
Favourite pre-competition meal: Stir-fry with vegetables, pork or lean turkey in a wrap or bowl
3 things always on your grocery list: Coffee, vegetables, fruit
Favourite pre-competition meal: Pasta with protein
3 things always on your grocery list: Hummus, salmon, berries