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Make nutrition a priority this school year. As the kids go back to school, portable snacks and meals become a larger part of daily life. Ensuring your kids make healthy eating choices can be difficult when they are out of sight.author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans. “Typically during a school day there is a wide gap between lunch and dinner for your child,” Gans notes. “With afterschool activities, homework to be done, etc., a snack can help your child stay energized and focused.” She suggests packing portable healthy snacks that provide plenty of nutrients to keep your kids focused all school day long.
“The snack should contain protein, fiber, and a little fat, which helps with satiety, such as a KIND nuts and spices bar, a Mini Babybel cheese, and piece of fruit, or hummus with raw veggies,” says Gans. So next time you go to pack your lunch for your kids, remember to include a brain-boosting midday snack to help them adjust to the long school days ahead.
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Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.