U.S. Olympians and their fans found the food in Sochi, Russia, to be unfamiliar the past two weeks. According to a recent article in the Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com/article/20140208/SPORTS17/302080060/jeff-seidel-sochi-postcard-olympics), among the food choices at the ice skating area were cabbage coulibiac, salmon and cream cheese bagel, and a meat coulibiac.
Adding to the culture shock, “fast food” at the Olympic venue concession stands was made in front of those who ordered, so there was usually a wait time. The food in the athletes’ cafeteria wasn’t all that familiar either, as U.S. bobsled star Lolo Jones lamented in a recent, well-publicized video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fm11THszZc).
Shouldn’t U.S. Olympic athletes be eating food that is more familiar during two extremely important weeks of their lives? Is it possible that this unfamiliar food negatively affected some of their performances?
Familiarity with their food choices is very important to most people, including those who may someday find themselves in an emergency situation due to a natural disaster similar to Hurricane Sandy or Hurricane Katrina. That’s one of the reasons why so many people are stocking up on 72-hour, four-week and three-month emergency food kits from Food4Patriots (www.Food4Patriots.com).
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Name: Tim Bates
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