Healthy eating and physical activity solutions for kids

Plan Your Snack Attack

Snacks can (and studies show they do) contribute significantly to kids’ intake. Snacks are not bad as long as they maintain a healthy balance in the day.

For that reason, it is a good idea to have a summertime “Snack Attack” plan.

As a part of the plan, come up with ideas to address:

  • Eating because of boredom. Boredom has never been cured by eating. Create a list of likable activities to do instead of turning to the chips and sugary drinks.
  • Watching portion sizes. It is hard to control the portion if you are eating from a bag. Put the food on a plate or in a bowl.
  • Post a list of healthy and tasty snack ideas in the kitchen (make sure they are on your grocery list and available for choosing). Be creative. How about a sliced banana half spread with a teaspoon of peanut butter and sprinkled with crushed cereal? Or chopped fruit in a plain ice cream cone and topped with a spoonful of yogurt.