Snacks for school and nursery
As soon as nursery starts, mums and dads are faced with the daily challenge of filling a lunch box with a variety of healthy snacks. What should I put in the lunch box? And what do kids like? And where do I get ideas for varied snacks every day? I got some tips from nutrition expert Ursula Vybiral. She has some great ideas about what makes a good snack and what a lunch box needs to contain:
Please do not give them any sweet treats… so no smoothies or squeezy pouches either! That’s just unnecessary sugar. Water is absolutely fine and much healthier!
You need to make snacking part of day-to-day life, otherwise sugar becomes too important. It is better to let them have some snacks in a controlled manner than have them start snacking in secret.
The system for the perfect snack uses a child-size handful as a measuring system: 1 child’s handful of fruit, 1 x raw vegetables, 1 x carbohydrate, e.g. bread, 1 x protein, e.g. spread, cheese or egg, 1/2 child’s handful of a snack item. Done!