Healthy Snack Ideas

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Use these short articles in your school newsletters throughout the school year.

Including a healthy snack in your child’s lunch bag can provide a nutritious boost of energy!

When preparing snacks, choose from the four food groups that make up Canada’s Food Guide (external PDF):

  • Vegetables and fruits: broccoli, carrots and peppers
  • Grain products: whole grain bread, pita or crackers
  • Milk and alternatives: a serving of milk
  • Meat and alternatives: egg, legumes, lean meat and tofu

Try these yummy child-friendly ideas:

  • Yogurt topped with granola and berries
  • Fruits and vegetables such as carrots and broccoli
  • Grilled vegetables such as red peppers or eggplant
  • Whole grain crackers topped with slices of pear and cheese
  • Fruit cup with cottage cheese