After-school snacks to satisfy, not spoil dinner

Feeding your children an after-school snack that is nutritious, filling enough to keep them going the rest of the afternoon and light enough to keep them from ruining their dinner can be a daunting task.

Dr. Teresia O’Connor, assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and pediatrician at Texas Children’s Hospital, says that snacks should be an opportunity to feed children nutritious foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins. She offers a few examples of how to combine these.

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O’Connor says that the key thing to remember is to control the portion sizes. Read more of her tips on after-school snacks here.

-By Dipali Pathak

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