Getting your kids to stop eating sugary snacks is tough-but you're tougher.
Put your foot down to stop unhealthy habits and help protect your kids from Type 2 diabetes and obesity today!
Tips for Parents
“Eat your veggies” not cutting it?
We get it. Changing what your kid eats is hard work, but you’re not alone! Here are some ways parents all over Philly are calling the shots and the snacks!
Told my son Iron Man loves veggies. Guess who likes his carrots now?!
Don’t take away dessert. Just try healthier sweets like fruits with non-fat yogurt!
For a fast breakfast for my kid, I grab an apple & peanut butter for the ride to school.
Healthy Eating Recipes
Pick your favorite recipe and start calling the snacks today!
- Time it right. Snacks should complement meals—not replace them. Offer them at regular times each day, at least 1 1/2 hours before a meal.
- Serve snacks in the kitchen, and eliminate any distractions (such as tv, video games, and computers) that can lead to mindless overeating.
- Practice what you preach. You can call the shots and lead by example.
- Travel smart. When you’re in the car, bring items such as string cheese, mini bags of pretzels, dry cereal, and baby carrots in a small cooler.
100-150 Calorie Snacks
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 cup low-fat yogurt
- 1 oz. string cheese with crackers
- 1 slice whole-grain toast with low-fat spread
- 1 cup cereal and milk
200 Calorie Snacks
- Veggies and low-fat dip
- 2 rice cakes and peanut butter
- 1/2 cup trail mix
- 1/2 sandwich with lean meat on whole-wheat bread