As part of their yearly off-ice training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., members of the U.S. Women’s National Team took part in a nutrition session with sports dietician Carrie Aprik, who walked the team through the step-by-step process, addressing everything from knowing what ingredients to buy and how to prepare them to which tools to use and how to properly clean up once a meal is finished.
For U.S. team member and recent college graduate Emily Pfalzer, the hands-on training has been beneficial.
“I like to cook for myself, but I’m not very good at it,” said Pfalzer, who graduated from Boston College last season. “So programs like this are really helpful. A lot of my teammates have lived on their own for a while, so they know how to cook and can teach me the way.”