August 13, 2009
“Mom, I’m hungry!” Are these familiar words around your house, especially after school? Is snacking ok for kids? What SHOULD kids snack on?
Healthy snacks give kids fuel to learn, grow and GO! Good snack habits include planning, variety, smart serving sizes, and replacing high fat, high sugar snacks with more healthy choices.
Include fruits and veggies, whole grains, low fat dairy, and lean protein in your Snack Attack choices. Frozen mini-waffles with peanut butter spread, a whole grain flour tortilla with low-fat cheese and veggie salsa, or whole grain cereal and low-fat milk with sliced bananas are yummy examples of tasty, healthy Snack Attack foods!
Stay on top of the Snack Attack with your kids. 1.) Plan and shop together.
2.) Let kids choose from healthy snack options at home. 3.) Set snack times.
4.) Learn how much. Read labels for serving sizes. 5.) Make snack time screen free time. Without the distraction of the television or computer, it’s easier to recognize whether or not you’re eating too much.
Enjoy more tips and healthy challenges like Snack Attack with Healthy Kids Challenge free monthly E-challenge, My Healthy Challenge.