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8 Kid-Friendly Snacks

Planning Healthy Snacks

Planning Healthy Snacks

Snack time is a great time to incorporate more whole foods like fruits and vegetables into your child's diet — few kids (and even adults) eat enough of them! Fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients we need every day. They're filling, too! Like regular meals, snacks should ideally contain a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. That's as simple as pairing a fruit or vegetable with nuts, dairy products or a dip. Here are a few options to get you started.


By Nicole Ferring Holovach, MS, RD. Published September 13, 2011. Nicole is a Washington, DC-based nutrition communications professional, writer and yoga teacher. She blogs about holistic health at