First, what is a snack?
Though we often call everything our children munch in between meals a snack, however, it isn’t so.
Snacks are nutritious mini foods children can munch on in between main meals and they are a part of every child’s daily nutritional requirements.
The problem now is…
A whole lot of what most children take as snacks now are treats and unlike snacks, treats should be a once in a while thing.
So, how do you know if it’s a snack or a treat?
Asking ourselves this simple will help us with the question above.
“What nutrient does my child benefit from this?”
The answer to this should be a guide to whether what we are serving is a snack or a treat.
How often should snacks be eaten?
Child nutrition experts recommend two snacks daily for younger children and a treat can be given once weekly.
Remember, the snack should never replace the treat.
I hope we find this helpful.