Bingeing on Snacks

Are you concerned that your child is an after school snack binger?

After School Snacking

After a full day at school many children return home absolutely ravenous.  Often this leads to kids wolfing down cookies, muffins, chips, and other easy to get to snacks, ruining their appetite for the good stuff. Registered dietician Carol Tickner elaborates on what’s good and bad about snacking. “Snacking is a healthy thing to do, encourage your kids to snack.  Let them know that dinner is going to be provided so they might not want to ruin their appetite for dinner.  But if they’re hungry we don’t want to discourage them from eating.  We want to encourage children to listen to their appetites, but not get so hungry that they do overeat.  So good healthy snacks to have around the house would be things like yogurt and cheese strings, fruit rolls, raisins or nuts, granola bars or even normal things like sandwiches or bowls of cereal.  Those are good snacks as well.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is registered dietician Carol Tickner. Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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