A 2-hour study hall followed by hours of baseball practice or dance class, all after a long day of school? How is your kid supposed to survive from lunch until dinner?
The key is to pack the right snacks to get them through. They provide vital nutrition and energy for your kids, especially when there’s a long, busy gap between meals.
But the quality of the fuel matters. “You want to make sure those are nutritious snacks,” says registered dietitian Liz Weiss.
You may feel like you have little control over what your kids eat, especially when they’re out of sight. But dietitians say you can help your kids avoid sugary, fatty junk food by packing healthy, delicious snacks that will keep their growing bodies and brains going.