Back-to-school season signals sports, schedules, and one other important staple — snacks.
If you hear, “I’m hungry!” the second your child hops in the car, you’re in good company. It’s common for kids to have an appetite after school. School-aged children eat early in the day, often before noon. It’s no wonder they crave mid-afternoon munchies!
It’s important for your kids to have perfectly portioned snacks — you want them to feel satisfied without spoiling their dinner. A nutritious diet, including meals and snacks, helps create and maintain strong bones, teeth, and gums.
Your kids may be in the same family, but it doesn’t mean they’re on the same schedule.
Here are 3 smile-worthy snacks to try* today:
*Click the links to learn how certain foods benefit growing bodies and smiles.
Carpool Line Snacks
Although it’s important to pack a tooth-friendly snack, make sure it’s car worthy, too. Stick to dry snacks in plastic baggies:
° Non-messy fruits, like grapes or apple slices
° Nuts mixed with dried fruit
° String or cubed cheese
If school is close to the kitchen, why not skip the car food and savor snack time at home? Before you start dinner, cook up one of these creative snacks:
Little athletes have big appetites! Fuel your all-stars with these post-practice pleasers:
° Soy nut clusters, which are loaded with protein
° Vitamin-rich fruits like oranges or bananas
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