Snack It Up for Parents: Brief Videos and Tip Sheets for Promoting Vegetable Snacks to School-Aged Children


National survey data indicate that virtually all children aged 6–11 years eat ≥1 snack/d, with nearly 80% eating multiple snacks.1 Although snacks contribute nearly one quarter of children’s average energy intake, the most commonly consumed snack foods fail to provide key nutrients, including fiber, potassium, vitamin D, and calcium.2,3 Instead, sweet and savory foods that contribute added sugars and sodium to children’s diets are most commonly consumed.3

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