I usually give my kids a snack mid morning (around 10 AM) and in the afternoon (around 3:00. sometimes earlier). I try to give them things with protein and vitamins. Some examples: -ants on a log (spread peanut butter on celery sticks and place some raisins on them) -fruit salad -veggies with hummus
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My son (2 years) loves Fruitabu smooshed strawberry. It comes in rolls or in a fruit jerky-ish form, and has nothing in it but fruit. Just Veggies/Just Fruit dried snacks are great, too, since they're, well, what their names say: just the fruit or veggie on the label, and nothing else. The Fruitabu comes in single-serving bags, the Just Veggie in bins with lids.
String cheese is always a lifesaver, too. Precious makes a low-fat one.
My kids (5&9) are basically free to snack when they want. We have almost no processed food in the house and no bevs except milk & calcium oj, so it's usually fruit, cheese, crackers, pretzels, toast & pb. (DD is a hoarder and still has Halloween/Easter candy from this past year, and she only eats it once in a while, usually when she has sleepovers - DS would never have that self control!) We're blessed w/ good eaters, so after 3 squares a day they usually don't abuse the privilege and have 1 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon (or 2 if they're going swimming or dinner is late). I try to limit only if it's w/i 30 m. of a meal.
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