Benefits of Healthy Snacks

Snacks can be an essential part of a healthy diet as they control binge eating. Eating snacks high in fiber and whole grains, may keep you full longer and prevent you from overeating at your next meal. You could actually consume fewer total calories for the day!

Snacks can also provide extra energy and nutrients when you have a busy schedule. A quick snack of fruit or vegetables can provide you with the nourishment you might not get on your rushed meal.           

Children & Snacks

Snacks are also great for kids. Young children have tiny stomachs that can only hold small portions of food at one time. Therefore, it is important to fill their small stomachs with nutritious snacks.

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  Healthy snacks include:

  • Fruits
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains 

  For More Information

  For more information about healthy foods and nutrition, visit the
  American Heart Association Nutrition Center.

  For more healthy eating tips, visit