Offer two or three food group choices for snacks to get vitamins, calcium, and fiber.
For calcium, offer milk most often. Low fat yogurt, pudding, or cheese are good choices, too.
For vitamins A and C and fiber, fruits and vegetables are super choices.
B vitamins and fiber are from breads, crackers, and cereals, especially those labeled whole grain.
Nuts, peanut butter, beans, or hummus are healthy snack ideas loaded with protein.
Less often, choose cookies and sweets. However, read the label for healthier choices with less sugar and fat, or more fiber.
Guard Against Choking!
Watch children while they eat.