Healthy snack options for toddlers

Healthy snack options for toddlers

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – March was National Nutrition Month – a great time to learn more about healthier eating options, especially when it comes to snacking and the importance of healthy snacking for children.

Hilma Porter, a Registered Dietitian with Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital stopped by ABC4 News Midday with some great suggestions and tips..

Healthy Snack Options for Kids…

General Tip: Making snack-time enjoyable – engage the kids in making their healthy snacks.

Snack Ideas:

  • Yogurt, granola & fresh fruit parfait

  • “Ants on a Log” – Celery and peanut butter with raisins

  • Mini-Pizzas – Toasted English Muffins with some pizza sauce drizzled on top, low-fat mozzarella cheese

Snacks are a great way to help meet their daily nutritional needs. It’s recommended to provide healthy snack options to children 2-3 times a day, and serve at least an hour or two prior to an established mealtime so it doesn’t interfere with their appetite.

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