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What we feed our children in their early years and during childhood can influence eating habits, health and body weight in later life. A healthy balanced diet with lots of variety is essential to ensure all their nutrient requirements are met.

Top tips for healthy snacks

Healthier snacking

Change4Life has launched a new campaign to help parents reduce their children’s sugar intake through choosing healthier snacks by encouraging parents to 'Look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max!'

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To help you choose healthier snacks when shopping, try the Change4Life Food Scanner app, to scan product labels and help you figure out the calorie count and nutritional content.

Download the free app from the iTunes store or Google Play to help you make healthier choices.

 

Visit Change4Life for lots more ideas on
healthier snacking

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To help you choose healthier snacks when shopping, try
this simple tip:

'Look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max!'

Top tips for healthy snacks

Try these <100kcal snacks!

Top tips for healthy snacks

Top tips for healthier snacking

We’re supporting Change4Life’s snacking campaign to help you identify healthier snacks for children that are less than 100 calories per portion. With 50% of children’s sugar intake coming from unhealthy snacks, it can be challenging to distinguish which snacks are healthy and which aren’t, but through looking for 100-calorie snacks and sticking to 2 per day, we can ensure children have healthier snacking habits and aren’t filling up on sugary foods and drinks.

Tips for healthy snacking

Popcorn is a hit with kids and you can pop your own for a healthy, wholegrain snack.


Nuts and seeds are a healthy snack, but make sure to chop them up for under 5s.
You could also try nut and seed butters, spread on an oatcake or a slice of apple.


Have snacks ready in advance so you don’t feel the need to reach for the biscuit tin.
Pre-cut fruit ready and in the fridge or homemade popcorn are both great for
when hunger strikes.


Pack a snack: save money, and time, when you're out and about by taking bananas,
apples or chopped up vegetables with you.