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Snacks can have a big impact on our children's health and weight. Taking steps to make it easier to provide healthier choices for our ourselves and our kids is key. Since parents are the role models for thier kids, we need to model healthy habits too. With a little planning and prepping we can make snacktime a fun and healthy experience.
Here are 5 Tips To Avoid Over Snacking:
1. Pre-plan and pre-organize your snacks. Make sure there are plenty of colorful cut up vegetables and healthy dips in the front of your refrigerator.
2. Avoid buying packaged snacks. Instead package your own to grab-and-go with to the pool, sports activities, travel, picnics or a friend’s backyard barbecue.
3. Think about when you want to eat snacks during the day and set a specific time when you and your children will enjoy them. This way you avoid grazing throughout the day.
4. Be in control of your snacks or appetizers. When invited to a friend’s house or spending hours at an after school sports event, offer to bring the snack, that way you can be in control of what you eat. You can choose to provide a healthy alternative.