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Comprehensive School Health Committee

Healthy Snack Chart

Research shows that parents are the most influential role models inhelping children to develop healthy lifestyles. As parents, you canhelp your children develop healthy eating habits by encouraging them toeat more fruits and vegetables; by providing healthy snacks and drinks;by helping them to recognize healthy portion sizes; and mostimportantly, by modeling healthy nutrition. Parents should alsoencourage their children to drink more water instead of soft drinksthat contain, on average, nine teaspoons of sugar. Emphasize tochildren the importance of daily physical exercise in place of playingvideo games and watching television and join them in fun physicalactivity! Prolonged fasting and fad dieting should be discouraged.

Here are some suggestions for healthy, nutritious snacks for children (and adults).

 Preschool  Elementary  Secondary
  • Apple sauce
  • Prepared fruits & fruit cups
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Prepared vegetables — small sizes
  • Low-fat muffins
  • Mini rice cakes
  • Selected cookies: (animal crackers, Ginger snaps, Vanilla wafers, Fig newtons, Graham crackers)
  • Pudding low-fat
  • Low-fat or non-fat milk
  • Water
  • 100% Fruit juices
all of preschool listings plus the following:
  • Popcorn
  • Dried fruits
  • Seeds
  • Selected low fat cereal bars
  • Frozen juice bars
  • Pretzels
all of preschool and elementary listings plus the following:
  • All vegetables (raw or cooked)
  • All fruits (any form)
  • Pizza (occasionally)
Last Modified on August 14, 2012