Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids
During the school year some kids are more excited at lunch for recess instead of taking the time to eat lunch. Here are a few tips you might want to try to ensure they get the nutrition and fuel they need before they head out to the playground.
- Small apples are much easier for little kids to eat and they won’t waste as much if they don’t finish them.
- Save small yogurt containers with lids to pack easy to eat foods like grapes, or other soft fruits, to keep them from getting squished in the lunchbox.
- Those same containers can be used for peeled fruit like oranges or a serving of healthy nuts.
Even if your kiddo eats school-provided lunches, sending them with a healthy snack is a good idea in case they have a long bus ride home or just need that little “extra” to get them through the day.
Did you know the Y runs a healthy eating and activity program twice a year, once in the fall and once in the winter. Our Actively Changing Together! at Home is a referral based class and is offered in a virtual format that meets weekly for 12 weeks. The classes focus on fun and different ways families can incorporate healthy activity and eating into their busy lives. If you think this program is for your family more information can be found on our ACT! at Home webpage: ACT! at Home