Plan and portion snacks in advance
Generally, kids need about 2 to 3 snacks in the day. Planning in advance will ensure that you don’t miss any. Snacks should not be given too close to meals time. Stop snacking at least one hour before meals.
Choose foods from all food groups
Snacks are an opportunity to meet not only your child’s energy needs but also their nutrient requirements. Vary the snacks you offer to your child to include dairy, fruits, veggies, starch, fats and protein-rich foods. This way you will ensure that no nutrients are left out.