Plan Your Snack Attack
May 23, 2016
Snacks can (and studies show they do) contribute significantly to kids’ intake. Snacks are not bad as long as they maintain a healthy balance in the day.
For that reason, it is a good idea to have a summertime “Snack Attack” plan.
As a part of the plan, come up with ideas to address:
- Eating because of boredom. Boredom has never been cured by eating. Create a list of likable activities to do instead of turning to the chips and sugary drinks.
- Watching portion sizes. It is hard to control the portion if you are eating from a bag. Put the food on a plate or in a bowl.
- Post a list of healthy and tasty snack ideas in the kitchen (make sure they are on your grocery list and available for choosing). Be creative. How about a sliced banana half spread with a teaspoon of peanut butter and sprinkled with crushed cereal? Or chopped fruit in a plain ice cream cone and topped with a spoonful of yogurt.