These three guidelines will help you choose healthier snacks for your child.
- Start with snacks from the food groups. Most parents don’t typically allow their kids to get enough of low-fat dairy, vegetables, fruit and whole grains, so start with these!
- Think of snacks as mini meals and combine two or more food groups for a healthy snack.
- Choose snacks with protein from milk, nuts, eggs or lean meats to help them feel full longer. Add foods rich in carbohydrates like fruits, grains or vegetables for energy.