Lori Nickel on Packers' 'purposeful' nutrition plan
Mike Neal eating a jello-like energy snack. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Among the Green Bay Packers' newest weapons in their effort to win a Super Bowl: high-tech jello squares and sugar free chocolate muffins.
We're not kidding. Those are among things the Packers are offering players through the efforts of their first-ever full-time team nutritionist - a new strategy to help avoid the muscle injuries that plagued them the last four years.
"It's all purposeful. It's not mindless. Everything you eat can potentially help and hurt you," said the Journal Sentinel's Lori Nickel, who told the story in her paper and to 620WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News" Tuesday.
"This is the first time the Packers actually hired their own nutritionist to advise the entire team, and to really push, almost like a coach out there, how much to drink, what to eat, when to eat."
Listen to all of Lori's comments on the subject on "Wisconsin's Morning News" in our Soundcloud file.