Snacks and Healthy Eating for Children
Information provided by the American Dietetic Association: Your Link to Nutrition & Health
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.