Healthy snacking can help children meet their daily nutritional needs.
Give children a variety of nutritious snacks from the 4 food groups in Canada’s Food Guide.
Keep nutritious snacks close at hand. For example, put a bowl of fruit on your kitchen counter, have cut up vegetables and yogurt in the refrigerator or pack a cereal bar in their lunch box.
Snacks that are high in fat, sugar or salt, like candy, chocolate bars, potato chips, soft drinks, fruit drinks and fruit punches are less healthy food choices or “sometimes” foods. These should be limited but can be enjoyed at times.