Now, you might have another question. What is the best after-snack? What types of food are nutritious snacks? What kind of food should I avoid giving my child? According to the article from Stanford Children’s Health, here are some helpful mealtime tips for school-age children:
Take advantage of big appetites by serving healthy snacks, such as:
- Vegetables and dip
- Turkey or chicken sandwich
- Cheese and crackers
- Milk and cereal
As much as possible, avoid high-calorie, high-sugar, and high-fat snacks. Things to avoid include sugary sodas, snack chips, candy, sweets, and processed foods low in nutritional value.
You can try some snacks that provide healthy carbohydrates for energy and proteins that build muscle. While bags of chips and cookies may be convenient, we definitely recommend fruits and vegetables more!
Now, when you think about what kind of food you should give your child, try these tips from OFH!