Smart Snacking

“I’m hungry! What can I eat?” This is often the first words that a child says when they get home from school.

If your child or teen’s next mealtime is more than an hour away, offer them some healthy ready-to-eat foods when they have a snack attack. They need the energy and nutrients provided by snacks. Very young children have small stomachs, so they can’t eat much at one time nor go as long without food as adults can.

Refer to HGIC 4115, Smart Snacking for easy-to-make snack foods and ways to plan “smart snacks” using the Food Guide Pyramid.  

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