- Be sure to serve water with all snacks.
- According to the National Network for Childcare, a preschooler’s total caloric intake is about 1,000-1200 calories and snacks should provide an estimated 20 to 25 percent of those calories.
- Never force your child to eat. The more you push a child to eat, the more they will refuse to eat. Patience, understanding, and good role modeling go a long way in helping picky eaters develop healthy eating habits and enjoy food.
|AM Snack||Barbara’s Bite Size Shredded Oat Squares & pear, plum, peach, apple or other in-season fruit||Whole wheat pita & sunflower seed butter||Orange slices & ak mak Crackers||Carrots & Wheat Chex Cereal
Directions: Cook carrots for toddlers and cut lengthwise for Younger Preschool
|Kashi Autumn Harvest Cereal and
strawberry & banana smoothie:
Directions per batch: Blend
1 ½ cups low-fat vanilla yogurt + 2 bananas + 2 cups of milk + 1 ½ cup frozen strawberries until smooth
*Use full fat dairy for children < 2 years of age.
|PM Snack||Sliced Cabot 50% Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese & apple, pear, plum or peach slices (depending on season and availability)||Kashi Cinnamon Harvest Cereal & apple or pear Slices||Whole Wheat Penne or Kamut Spirals (sprayed lightly with olive oil) & defrosted frozen peas
Grated parmesan on the side.
|Banana slices or other leftover fruit & low-fat vanilla yogurt
Directions: Cut bananas into small slices and serve over low-fat vanilla yogurt
|Mi-Del 100% Whole Wheat Graham Crackers & cucumber slices|
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