Snacking is important for children as they grow, especially if they eat only a small amount of food at mealtimes or are physically active. Choosing the right snacks can improve mood, prevent overeating, and help with concentration.
Cut up fruit and vegetables so they are easy for kids to eat when they are hungry
Try to offer foods from at least two food groups when providing a snack, with one group being either a fruit or vegetable. Examples: celery or cut apple with peanut butter, nuts and raisins, yogurt with berries
Limit portion sizes at snack times
Show children how to make their own snacks. This will help them to develop good eating habits as they grow
As your children grow, you can help them get the nutrients and energy they need while still teaching them healthy habits.
Remember – be kind to your body and it will last a lifetime