Sporting and Snacking!

Wondering what to give your child for those after school activities? Whether it be hockey, skiing, swimming, dance or taekwondo that your child has to go to, they’ll need a little snack before they finally make it home for supper.

Try to avoid quick snacks such as those you can get at a vending machine, canteen or corner store. When on the run, try these healthy snack ideas:

  • Fresh fruit such as bananas, apples, clementines and sliced melons with a piece of hard cheese or granola bar
  • Cheese (hard cheese, cheese string, babybell, etc) and crackers
  • English muffin with hard cheese or peanut butter
  • Yogurt or yogurt tubes with dry cereal
  • Fruit smoothie made with frozen berries, milk and yogurt
  • Homemade trail mix that includes oats, granola, almonds, dry cereal and dried berries

**Avoid buying high calorie and high sugar drink such as juice, pop and sports drinks. Don’t forget to bring along a water bottle filled with cold water. Water is this best choice to help hydrate your child after sports!

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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