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What are some healthy, low-calorie yet filling snacks for my child?

Erin Palinski
Nutrition & Dietetics
If your child needs to lose or maintain his body weight, it is important to provide him with healthy, lower-calorie snack options. However, to do this and still keep your child satisfied can be tricky. Aim for snacks that are large in volume but low in calories, such as air-popped popcorn (3 cups = 100 calories), fresh fruit (1 medium piece of fruit provides approximately 80 calories), or raw vegetables with two to three tablespoons of hummus or low-fat dip. Not only are these snacks low in calories, they are also loaded with healthy fiber, helping to keep your child satisfied until dinner.

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