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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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14. Snack attack

Almost a quarter of most children’s daily energy intake comes from nibbling between meals. So it’s important you offer them healthy choices.

Without doubt, snacking is a major pastime for most kids, and the following will help you to distinguish between the good and the bad.

Snacking itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Young children frequently need one or two snacks a day, as their stomachs are so small they simply can’t get all the nutrients and calories they need through meals alone. For children of all ages, the right snacks can also help to keep blood sugar and energy levels up and can even improve their concentration levels throughout the day.

It’s the content of your child’s snack that makes all the difference, however. ...

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