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Doctor insights on: 10 Yummy Snacks That Kids Can Make

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Should my kid have post-dinner snacks?

Should my kid have post-dinner snacks?

Not usually: Bedtime snacks have some pitfalls: risk of dental cavities, poor daytime eating habits, or even obesity. Encourage healthy eating at meals by limiting snacks and liquid calories during the day. Make mealtime social and enjoyable while modeling good eating habits. And if you do give in, make sure to brush teeth before sleep!. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to feed a child snacks too often?

Is it unhealthy to feed a child snacks too often?

Yes: The simple statement is that a human is gaining weight when they absorb more calories than they burn. If the weight gain is excessive then the snacking is a problem. ...Read more

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What should you give your children for a healthy snack?

What should you give your children for a healthy snack?

Snacks: Snack ideas: small sized greek yogurt, trail mix (you can make your own), air popped popcorn, cheese & crackers, veggies or fruit dipped in yogurt. For some great ideas see: http://www.Foodnetwork.Com/recipes-and-cooking/50-after-school-snacks/index.Html. ...Read more

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Is Nutella chocolate spread healthy or unhealthy? Is it ok to give to a child for a snack?

Is Nutella chocolate spread healthy or unhealthy? Is it ok to give to a child for a snack?

Depends: Nutella has a lot of calories, fat, and sugar. Probably not the best choice for a child's snack. That being said, if your child is at an otherwise healthy weight, I don't think there's anything wrong with the occasional whole wheat toast with Nutella :) ...Read more

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What snacks and drinks are safe for celiac in child?

What snacks and drinks are safe for celiac in child?

Gluten-free: A celiac disease child needs to avoid gluten. Ingredient lists are on the packaging and online. ...Read more

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What are healthy snacks for young children?

What are healthy snacks for young children?

Great Question!: Here are some ideas: http://1.usa.gov/1DQBu7f Snacking is a favorite pastime of kids, and that's not necessarily bad. However, keep in mind that it's best to lead by example--it's gonna be hard to push healthy foods if you're noshing on the cheetos at the same time. Also, I always suggest broadening the menu and offering several choices, all of which are healthy. That way they feel more in control ...Read more

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What can I pack my child for a healthy morning snack?

What can I pack my child for a healthy morning snack?

Healthy foods: Healthy snacks can be fruits and vegetables. Cheese and yogurt are also good alternatives. You can also give protein such as the meats we normally eat such as chicken or turkey. Stay away from sugary teats. ...Read more

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What are some healthy snacks that finicky kids will love?

What are some healthy snacks that finicky kids will love?

Suggestions below: Peanut butter on a cracker. Peeled and cut up fruit. Certain low fat crackers yogurt small pieces of cheese. ...Read more

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Is baby carrots and fat-free ranch dressing a healthy snack for kids?

Is baby carrots and fat-free ranch dressing a healthy snack for kids?

Sure: Sounds pretty good. Remember however that everything in moderation because everything has calories. But fruits and vegetables are great healthy snacks..Good job. ...Read more

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What are some good-tasting, healthy after school snacks for children?

What are some good-tasting, healthy after school snacks for children?

Fruits, granola: You can make a variety of fruit snacks, or veggie snacks with a bit of dressing, or have your kids pick out items to make their own granola mixes. Plain air popped pop corn is always fun as you can add different accent spices on them to keep it healthy. ...Read more