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Let them come up with healthy snack ideas and let them make them.

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Satisfy their desire for crunch. All statements and opinions are my own.

If you serve a nutrition-packed beverage like percent fruit juice or low-fat milk, consider it part of the snack. Pack healthy snacks and drinks from home to-go on the road. Each positive step is a step in the right direction along the path to a long and healthy life.

Stock your home only with healthy snack options. Use snacks for their intended purpose, to satisfy hunger and serve up nutrition. Make this Pineapple Yogurt Dip with fruits they enjoy. Implement them with consistency and firmness. Think reduced fat part skim cheese and whole grain crackers, peanut butter on apples, berries and yogurt, or a glass of low fat milk the all-in-one snack food with carbohydrate and protein.

Snack time is also a time to introduce them to new foods and tastes. Be a role model for healthy eating from day one of their lives. Make enough for leftovers.

Pack healthy snacks

Mix and match foods from a couple of food groups to supply some carbohydrate for energy and some protein to stave off hunger and build and repair muscles. Keep it simple with a smoothie.

The good news is that simple tweaks in your food choices and how you prepare foods can often set you on a path to healthier eating. This recipe for Southwest Citrus Salsa is a great way to get in nutrient-rich tomatoes and oranges. Develop family rules for snack options and beverages.

Think through smart snack ideas for home, on the road and at athletic practices or events. Skip the sugary beverages with unnecessary calories.