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Healthy Living

Start the School Year Right with Smart Snacks

Healthy Living


It’s that time of the year again… Back to School! Here at Revolution Foods, we know how hectic the new school year can be for students and their families. Set your kids up for success by making sure healthy snacks are readily available. Read on for tips on how to snack smart, make it good for the heart and skip the mini-mart!

Mix & Match!

Revolution Foods’ snacks always combine at least two of the below categories. Follow these guidelines to ensure a well-balanced snack that will provide your child with the fuel they need between meals.

 

Grains, such as:

  • Whole wheat toast
  • Whole-grain crackers
  • Brown rice cakes
  • Pretzels
  • Cold cereal or granola (<6 gm sugar per serving)

 

Protein, such as:

  • String cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Yogurt (unsweetened)
  • Hummus
  • Nuts or nut butters
  • Sunflower seeds

 

Fruits & Veggies, such as:

  • Baby carrots
  • Celery or jicama sticks
  • Cucumber slices
  • Apples or applesauce (unsweetened)
  • Blueberries

 

How Much Do You Know? Take the Revolution Foods Smart Snacks Quiz!

  1. Snacks are important for my child because they:

    A. Help provide continuous energy and nutrition to fuel the body and brain

    B. Can help a child calm hunger between meals, which prevents them from getting distracted and loosing focus

    C. an prevent overeating during other meals

    D. All of the above

     

  2. The best snack choice that will help my child perform well on tests could include:

    A. Cookies and juice

    B. Whole-wheat crackers and cheese

    C. Potato chips and soda

    D. Baby carrots

Quiz Answers: 1) D;  2) B – trick question! Baby carrots are super nutritious on their own, but best when paired with a grain or protein.