Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Snack Time, All of the Time?

Turns out a study was published earlier today claiming kids are snacking way too often- check out  U.S. Children: Generation Snack in today's NY Times. Most of the time these "snacks" are comprised of highy processed attractively wrapped junk. Experts are concerned children no longer eat due to hunger but eat just to eat. I don't have PhD in Health & Nutrition but I do have common sense! So if it seems like kids today spend more time playing handheld video games and FaceBooking each other than they do outdoors it's becasue they are. It's really hard to stuff you face with chips when your trying to run bases in a softball game as opposed to sitting in front of the TV and PC all day. My advice- get active with your kids and if your looking for a snack here's a few fun crowd pleasers:
1. Sliced Mango & Cantalope
2. Blueberry & Almond Mix
3.Turkey & Cheese Lettuce Wraps
4. Apples & Peanut Butter
5. Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

What are some of your favorite healthy snacks?

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