Daily Bulletin: Snack Smart

Melissa Kossler Dutton

If your children come home from school famished, it’s tempting to tide them over until dinner with a prepackaged snack. The problem is that most are full of sodium, sugar or both.

But there are numerous ideas for after-school snacks that are healthy and filling. The goal is to provide something that will give kids energy without a lot of sugar, according to WebMD. Look for snacks that contain fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean or low-fat protein, experts recommend.

Check out a few great snack ideas at webmd.com/parenting/features/smart-snacks-for-kids, scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/parent-child/snack-nutrition-what-makes-healthy-snack and youtube.com/watch?v=LinX5SLgIzg.