ALDI Australia and the Caltex Socceroos’ Chef & Nutritionist, Vinícius Capovilla, have today launched the ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu, a meal plan especially designed to help Aussie kids score goals on and off the field.
ALDI and Capovilla have developed the ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu to provide active children with the perfect combination of nutrients for growth and development. The seven-day meal plan gives parents simple and nutritious breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, drink and snack options — created especially to satisfy kids’ tastebuds.
According to Socceroos’ Chef & Nutritionist, Vinícius Capovilla, nutrition is essential for providing fuel and energy before heading out on to the field, as well as boosting the recovery process after exercising.
“As the Socceroos get ready to play our final World Cup qualifier, my team and I are responsible for making sure each player enjoys a balanced diet to help them achieve their best on the field,” said Capovilla “I want to help active kids across Australia in a similar way with the ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu.”
“Many parents are still confused when it comes to providing their children with the right amount of nutrients to meet their day-to-day energy needs. In particular, kids who perform regular physical activity and practise sport require a higher intake of nutrients such as proteins, amino acids, healthy fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. The ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu is strategically designed with this in mind.”
Archie Thompson, ALDI MiniRoos ambassador, former Socceroo has also joined Capovilla to launch the new meal plan and promote the importance of children’s nutrition in sport.
“As a father of two and a football player, I know first-hand how important it is to eat the right foods before a big game or even before practice,” said Thompson. “Some of my favourite recipes from the ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu are the Oatmeal Pancakes, Tuna Pasta Salad and Chicken Meatballs with Vegetable Skewers. The Cocotte Eggs are also ideal before Saturday morning sport, and my kids love them!”
The ALDI MiniRoos Mighty Menu has been created using products exclusive to ALDI, showing parents that delicious, healthy and nutritious recipes can be affordable.
“At ALDI, we want to give parents the peace of mind that feeding their children nutritious meals with high quality ingredients is easy, and doesn’t have to cost a fortune,” said an ALDI Australia spokesperson. “As the first and only major supermarket in Australia with no artificial colours storewide, parents can also be confident that they’re providing their family with only the best when they shop with us.”
This is the first year ALDI has been the official sponsor of the Football Federation Australia’s (FFA) ALDI MiniRoos, the biggest junior football program in the country. Through this partnership, ALDI is expanding its commitment to providing families with great quality healthy products, at everyday low prices.