Smart Snacking Tips

These days American children are constantly on the run from school to work to sport practices to dance recitals. Since they may not be able to sit down to enjoy a proper breakfast or lunch, snacks are a predominant staple in many daily routines. Below are a list of smart snacking tips to help ensure their snacks are providing the right nutrients to fuel them in between meals.

Snacks should be convenient and nutritious   We often don’t think foods that are convenient can also be healthy. However with the right preparation, snacking can be easy and nutritious. Just like the main three meals, snacks should incorporate carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats and provide essential vitamins and minerals. Carbohydrate heavy snacks like crackers, pretzels and fruit are the most common and popular snacks among all ages due to their convenience, however they are only providing one source fuel. While carbohydrates breakdown into glucose, which is the essential and preferred source of energy for our …