Healthy Snacks

GOOD IDEAS

Healthiest snacks are an extra sandwich, fresh fruit or vegetable sticks.

sarniefruitveggie-sticks

Alternatively.....

twiglets dairylea raisins pretzels frubes snack a jacks  

Choosing a healthy snack:

  • Look at the nutritional information per 100g(%).
  • Find a snack with a low-medium fat and sugar content - and no nuts or chocolate.
  • Don't worry about the calories as children use up lots of energy growing.
Per 100g
%
Sugar Fat
HIGH Over 15g Over 20g
Medium Below 15g Below 20g
Low Below 5g Below 3g

This is a healthy choice as it contains only 1.5% fat and 3.8% sugar.

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For great ideas for breaktime snacks or healthy lunchboxes, take a look at the following websites:

Healthy Lunchbox Treats

Healthier Lunchboxes

BAD IDEAS

These are NOT healthy snacks and should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet, but NOT as breaktime snacks:

winder

37% sugar

cheddar

29% fat

cereal

32% sugar

cereals

30+% sugar, 20+% fat

crisps

30+% fat

goahead

35+% sugar

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