6 Strategies to Encourage Nutritious Snacking
With an abundance of prepared-in-advance snacks available that likely come along with unnecessary salts and sugars, it can be difficult to encourage kids to eat snacks with healthier ingredients.
Quick recipes that include beef and veggies may not be the first snack idea that comes to mind for kids (or parents), but it’s not impossible to instill better decision-making in the kitchen. Skip the chips and improve your children’s snack habits with these simple ideas for influencing healthier decisions: Enhance the visual appeal of foods by piercing them with decorative toothpicks. Offer a variety of colorful foods on a plate. Create color contrasts with foods on a plate or in a bowl. Arrange foods in an orderly way using a bento box or divided plate that helps keep them separate. Involve kids in preparing their meals. Pair nutritious foods, like fruits and vegetables, with well-liked or familiar foods.