via B-Inspired Momma
4 Steps to Healthy Snacking for Kids
- Provide Only Healthy Choices – Kids are more likely to be excited about something if they get to have a say in it. Give them choices, but just make sure all of the choices are good, healthy options.
- Make Healthy Foods Accessible – Kids love to be independent. Encourage that independence by having healthy snack options within easy reach so that they can serve themselves.
- Provide Portion Control – Make sure that accessible snacks are already in healthy portions for kids. You can buy many foods pre-portioned or portion them out into single serving containers or baggies.
- Offer Balanced Snacks – A healthy snack should offer balanced nutrition; a combination of both protein and carbohydrates. Make sure that easily accessible snacks have both.