Snack time is decision time! Try these healthy options for after-school snacks to keep your children satisfied and healthy

Snacking doesn’t have to be a no-no for your kids. According to, the right snacks offered at the right times play an important role in managing hunger and boosting nutrition in children. Plus, it can even out hunger spikes and provide an energy boost.

Added bonuses for moms (and dads) of healthy snacking:

  • A healthy snack can keep younger children from getting so hungry that they get cranky.
  • In older children, extreme hunger can lead to overeating at mealtime. A snack can help keep overeating under control.
  • If you have a picky eater, snack time offers a way to ensure your child is getting the necessary nutrition they require.