Healthy snacking important for children during summer vacation (includes video story)

With summer break beginning for children across the nation, dietitians advise families to continue healthy snacking.

“Routines are usually off,” says Katherine Shary, a registered dietitian at the Strong4Life clinic in Atlanta. “We’re having fun with our kids, but it is still important that we are sticking to a semi-routine when it comes to eating.”

She highlights the importance for older kids sticking to one to two snacks per day. Younger children are expected to have up to three snacks a day.

Shary also suggests being creative when choosing healthy snacks. Some examples she gives are bananas dipped in yogurt, cheese sticks, orange slices and cucumbers dipped in hummus.

Jonathan Mayer is a junior majoring in Digital Broadcasting. After his studies, he wishes to pursue a career in sports broadcasting within the field of baseball.