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Cassie Hoover, MS, RDN, LD

Apr 18, 2017

4 min read

A Dietitian’s Quick Tips for Helping Kids Enjoy Healthier Snacks

Research shows better snacking behaviors have the potential to make a big difference

1. Start early — then get creative with combos

2. Remember that small steps = big wins

3. Have fruits, veggies and other nutritious snacks ready

4. Get creative with better-for-you snacks

  • Pair them up with tasty dips like hummus, avocado dip or yogurt dip
  • Blend them into smoothies and add a fun straw for a sip-able snack
  • Set up a ‘build your own’ bar so kids can create their own pita pizza, sandwich or yogurt parfait with nutritious foods and toppings of their choice