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Healthy After School Snacks 4 p.m. 9-17-15


WELCOME BACK. IN YOUR HEALTH —
NOW THAT THE
KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL… DO
THEY COME HOME STARVING?
IF SO… WHAT DO YOU FEED SO YOU
CAN
HOLD THEM OVER UNTIL DINNER.
HERE WITH SOME GREAT
SUGGESTIONS IS UW-HEALTH
NUTRITIONIST WENDY HAHN.
AND WENDY… SNACKS PLAY AN
IMPORTANT ROLE
IN OUR CHILDREN’S DIET. ((WENDY
ANSWERS))
A . PURPOSE OF SNACKS (3 MAIN
POINTS) I.
KEEP KIDS’ ENERGY LEVEL UP II.
FUEL UP FOR AFTER SCHOOL
ACTIVITIES/SPORTS III. FILL IN
THE NUTRITION GAPS IF SMALLER
BREAKFAST OR LUNCH EATEN B.
IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY SNACKS
I. PERFORMANCE IN AND OUT OF
CLASSROOM
II. SATISFY HUNGER UNTIL
DINNERTIME
C. PARENTS HAVE ABILITY TO
PROVIDE HEALTHY
SNACKS I. SNACKS CAN BE A MINI
MEAL (100-300 KCALS)
TALENT:AMY SO WHAT SHOULD
PARENTS THINK ABOUT WHEN PUTTING
SNACKS TOGETHER?
((WENDY ANSWERS)) A. THINK
SIMPLE, BASIC, WHOLESOME,
MINIMALLY
PROCESSED. FRESH IS BEST! B.
SNACKS SHOULD CONTAIN SOME
AMOUNT
OF PROTEIN – WHICH HELPS TO FUEL
OUR MUSCLES AND KEEP US FULL
LONGER
C. THINK AHEAD – THIS WILL
ALLEVIATE THE STRESS
OF PLANNING WHEN YOU HAVE
IMPATIENT KIDS
D. INVOLVE YOUR CHILDREN AND
MAKE IT FUN
(COOKING, SHOPPING, PREP WORK –
WILL HELP DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS
AND ALSO HELP BUILD A
RELATIONSHIP). CREATE SHAPES
WITH DIFFERENT FRUIT/VEG.
CREATE SOMETHING THAT MIMICS
THEIR FAVORITE BOOK OR
SUPERHERO.
TALENT:AMY YOU BROUGHT ALONG A
GREAT RECIPE…
FOR HARVEST TRAIL MIX. ((WENDY
ANSWERS))
A. INGREDIENTS I. 2 C WHOLE
GRAIN RICE CHEX CEREAL
II. 3 C KASHI GO LEAN CRUNCH
CEREAL
III. C ROASTED UNSALTED
PISTACHIOS
IV. C DRIES FRUIT SUCH AS
CHERRIES OR
CRANBERRIES B. NUTRITION
INFORMATION I. C SERVING=
119 KCAL, 3.3 DIETARY FIBER
C. SUBSTITUTES/ADDITIONS I.
ROASTED SALTED OR UNSALTED
SOYNUTS
II. PUMPKIN SEEDS III. SUNFLOWER
SEEDS
IV. MAY USE LOW-SUGAR CEREAL OF
CHOICE
FOOD MODELS (4 SMALL PLATES, 1
SMALL BOWL, 1 PYREX)
-MINI BAGEL WITH PEANUT BUTTER
-FRESH FRUIT, -STRING CHEESE
-CARROTS, CELERY + HUMMUS
-HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS (WITH
RECIPE)
-YOGURT OR COTTAGE CHEESE WITH
CINNAMON -“GREEN” SMOOTHIE
INGREDIENTS (KALE, BANANA,
CARROT, ) -PUMPKIN SEEDS
(SUBSTITUTE/ADDITION TO TRAIL
MIX) -SOYNUTS
(SUBSTITUTE/ADDITION TO TRAIL
MIX) -SUNFLOWER SEEDS
(SUBSTITUTE/ADDITION TO TRAIL
MIX)
WENDY THANK YOU. IF YOU’D LIKE
TO TRY THIS RECIPE
OR SEE SOME OTHER GREAT IDEAS…
INCLUDING A GREEN SMOOTIE,

William Babineau

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