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How to Promote Better Nutrition for Kids at Snacktime


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.

Little girl feeding a little boy a healthy snack of strawberries.

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.

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