Whether you are packing snacks for little ones to carry to child care or school or preparing snacks for children in your care, you are probably always on the lookout for tasty snacks. The challenge is to find snacks that are both good for children and fun to eat. Here are a few snacks you may want to try!
by Kelley Jilek
Young children need snacks. They aren’t able to go as long as adults without eating. When they do eat a meal, they can only eat a little at a time. Snacks help them meet their daily caloric and nutritional needs.
Now is the time to instill a taste for a variety of foods so your child will be set for a lifetime of healthy eating. Avoid offering only snacks you know your child likes. Pair those foods with new foods. Your child will probably repeatedly choose the more familiar food, but he or she will eventually try, and may eventually like, the new one. Your child is probably more receptive than you would expect!