Breakfast, lunch and dinner typically make up a child’s daily diet. Although children’s diets are made up of structured meals, snacks find their way into the routine. Snacks are typically low in nutrition but they don’t always have to be. Snacks have the potential to support or improve your child’s eating routine. Here are some ways to do so:
Implement fruits and vegetables into your children’s snacks:
The typical child doesn’t consume the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables in their everyday diet. Snack time is a great opportunity to fill the gap of missing daily nutrients. Try pairing fruits or veggies with some sort of protein. This would serve as a perfect power snack for any developing child.
Keep a variety of foods available at home: Having a wide array of food choices at home will help prevent your child from becoming burnt out on a food item that is healthy for them. Also, you could introduce your child to a new food item that is beneficial to their health.
Purge the processed food from your home:
Processed food is one of the leading contributors to childhood obesity. Read the nutrition labels on the food in your home and get rid of the items that contain an ingredient list that runs the length of its packaging.