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Healthy Snacks

Young children actually need snacks. Their stomachs are still small, so they often can't get all the nutrients they need through meals alone. They need smaller portions of food more often and snacks can fill the gaps between meals. Snacks should be offered two hours before or after a main meal so they won’t interfere with eating a complete meal. Problems arise when kids snack on prepackaged snack foods, which are high in calories and low in nutrients. The popularity of these fattening treats may be one of the factors responsible for the alarming increase in childhood-obesity. We encourage and challenge parents to provide snack foods that contribute to health and your kids love.

Frozen Yogurt Grahams
Spread fruit-flavored yogurt on a graham cracker and top with a cracker. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze.


Raw Vegetables cut into slices or sticks with a Yogurt Dip
Mix your favorite dry salad dressing mix into plain yogurt to make a great tasting low-fat dip!
 
Raisins
and other dried fruits

 

Sliced Apple with Peanut Butter

 

 

Yogurt and Fruit topped with Cereal


 


Plain Popcorn

 

Frozen Fruit Chunks
Berries, Pineapple, Cherries, Grapes, Peaches
- for kids age 4 and up (Choking hazard)
   
Kids Recipe

After School Muffin Pizza

What you need:

1 English muffin or bagel, split and toasted
4 teaspoons pizza sauce or tomato puree
3 tablespoons shredded part- skim mozzarella cheese

What you do:

Place English muffins on clean work surface. Spread each toasted muffin with 2 teaspoons pizza sauce and 1-1/2 tablespoons cheese. Spread with topping choices. Place on baking sheet or place in toaster oven and bake at 350°F, about 10 minutes or until hot and cheese has melted.


 

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Stuffed Apple with Peanut Butter

Your children will love this apple for snacks or dessert!.
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