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How to Promote Better Nutrition for Kids at Snacktime

How to Promote Better Nutrition for Kids at Snacktime

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Certain snacks for kids can be better choices than others, and, using PediaSure for snacktime is an easy way to provide key nutrients for growth and development.

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SEP. 07, 2020    2 MIN. READ
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Snacking gets a bad name, but maybe it shouldn't. Research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows that balanced snacks can provide important nutrition for kids and deliver essential vitamins, minerals and protein to support their rapid growth and development.

The trouble is, not all snacks are created equal, nutritionally speaking. Some snacks for kids are packed with key nutrients, whereas, others are filled with salt, saturated fat and empty calories or don’t contain a balance of nutrients because they are mostly fat or carbohydrate. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children consume three meals and two snacks per day.  If you're wondering which snacks are best for your children, this guide can help. 

Available in six kid-friendly flavors, PediaSure isn't just great for drinking. Try adding it to these tasty recipes to give your kids' daily nutrition an easy, delicious add.

Understanding Your Childs Growth Spurt

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During childhood years (ages 6 to 12), your child undergoes steady growth and development with periods of more rapid growth known as “growth spurts.” If they're often hungry in between meals or their pants are suddenly too short, they may be experiencing a growth spurt.

It's important for parents to acknowledge and support their child's growth, especially during the rapid changes of a growth spurt, and reinforce healthy habits and behaviors during this time. Here's what to know. 

The Nutrients Teen Girls Need

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Between school, sports and maybe a part-time job, the teenage years may be some of the best — and busiest — times in a girl's life.

Those same years may be some of the busiest inside her body, too. While she grows, her body is working hard to add muscle, increase the number of red blood cells and finish building the bones she'll use for the rest of her life. 

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