It's hard to resist a yummy snack - dinner might be hours away and lunch is a distant memory. But those hunger pangs can lead to overeating or munching on snacks full of calories, fat, or sugar. Before opening another bag of chips, read about healthy alternatives that are satisfying and easy.
Snack Time - time to fuel your child’s thinking!
Send your child to school with nutritious food choices that will help them focus, learn and grow.
|Cheese sticks or chunks
|Hard boiled eggs
|Grapes or raisins
|Fat-free pudding cups
|Peach or pear slices
Snacks should be a small portion of food and are NOT meant to be a substitute for breakfast. Fruit and vegetable pieces should be cut into bite-size pieces. A few grapes, a few crackers in a baggie, a few chunks of cheese, is more than enough.
When considering a snack for your child to eat at school please remember that fruit roll-ups, fruit gummies, poptarts, all cookies, candy bars, chips, brownies and most cereal bars are NOT healthy food choices.