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Snacks and Healthy Eating for Children
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Does your child ask for food two hours after a meal?

Children can't eat a lot of food at one time due to their tiny stomachs, but they still need enough calories. Healthful snacking is a way to get the calories they need, so plan snacks that provide a variety of nutrients.

Try some of the following:

* Dry cereal mixed with dried fruit
* Animal crackers and a glass of milk
* Cottage cheese and fruit
* String cheese and crackers
* Peanut butter on apple slices, crackers or bread
* Tortillas rolled around sliced turkey or beans.

Make snacks fun. Space them far enough away from meals so kids' appetites aren't spoiled and pack snacks with plenty of nutrition.

 

 
   
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