Healthy snacks for home & school

Healthy snacking is a great way for kids to meet their daily nutritional requirements that may be missed throughout the day. Kids need snacks that can help them get enough energy throughout the day, so choosing healthy foods that add nutrients, such as minerals and vitamins are essential. See below for easy, quick, and nutritious snack ideas for your kids to try. 

Dairy foods

  • String cheese
  • Fat free or 1% Milk
  • Cottage cheese or yogurt with fruit (fresh or canned)
  • Yogurt smoothies with 100% juice and sliced bananas or strawberries

Fruits & Vegetables

  • 100% fruit juice
  • Fruit cups
  • Fresh Fruits 
  • Raw vegetables with low-fat yogurt dip or hummus
  • Applesauce
  • Raisins
  • Dried Figs


  • Whole -grain crackers with cheese or peanut butter
  • Whole-grain goldfish crackers
  • Pretzel sticks 
  • Fig bars
  • Gingersnaps
  • Graham crackers
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Air popped popcorn 
  • Tortilla chips with salsa
  • Flavored rice cakes 
  • Trail Mix with nuts and dried fruit
  • Granola bars

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Shakera Williams, M.P.H. Assistant Nutrition Extension Agent, General & SNAP-Ed Nutrition – Webster/Claiborne Parishes