Posted by Iris Hami on Jul 26, 2013 10:40:46 AM
Let's pretend for a moment that you are a participant in the 19th World Maccabiah Games happening right now in Israel. Naturally your concerns and interests are many. Not the last of which is FOOD! Here are some answers:
Are meals included in our registration fee?
Yes. All meals and lodging are included in the athlete’s registration fee.
What meals do host families provide?
Most host families will provide dinner to athletes before they attend Opening Ceremonies and on Host Family Night. They also provide breakfast.
Do the host families serve kosher food?
Kosher homes are available upon request. However, you must specify a kosher home when registering online. In some communities, there is a limited supply of strictly kosher homes, so please register for a kosher home only if the athlete eats only strictly kosher food. Various levels of kashrut may be requested via the online registration process.
Are there drinks and snacks provided for the athletes during the day?
Yes. Snacks and drinks are provided for athletes and coaches at most venues throughout the day. Athletes are encouraged to carry and keep the Coca Cola water bottle that they receive at orientation with them at all times and to make sure that it is filled with water. Spectators are responsible for their own food and drinks.
Is there food available for vegetarians and vegans?
Yes. All host cities provide both vegetarian and vegan options at each meal.
Is the food at the Games kosher?
All Games are required to provide kosher meals, snacks and drinks. The level of kashrut may vary from community to community.
Sounds like everything is pretty much covered! Go Team Israel and Team USA!See More