Healthy Snacks for Kids

As follow up to Marcy’s Fuel Session today here are some good tips for kids’ snacks:

Health Tip: Encourage Your Kids to Choose Healthy Snacks and skip the chips and cookies

(HealthDay News) — Kids may crave chips and sweet treats, but parents should encourage their children to choose healthier options.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions:

  • Keep plenty of fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables in plain sight, where kids can grab them easily.
  • Stock up on dried fruits (low-sugar options) and dried chickpeas, peas and soybeans.
  • Stock your pantry with applesauce, fruits and beans that can be mixed with salsa, and veggies.
  • Create home-made frozen fruit bars and smoothies.

Watch this quick video from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics about healthy after school snacks for kids… http://www.eatright.org/About/Content.aspx?id=4294967480

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