After-school munchies are part of most students' afternoon. But reaching for chips and soda isn't the way to go.
Choosing healthy snack options over junk food doesn't have to feel like missing out. Check out our ideas on satisfying, tasty, and smart ways to fill the hunger void.
Neil Izenberg, MD
If your kids come in from school and head straight for the kitchen for something to eat, here's how to make sure they still have room for a healthy dinner.
Healthy Drinks for Kids
What kids drink can drastically affect the amount of calories consumed, as well as the amount of calcium needed to build strong bones.
Home Alone Recipes
The recipes for these simple and healthy meals and snacks are designed especially for kids to do on their own. Some of these require some help from parents on preparations. But once that's done, parents can feel safe knowing that the kids are snacking healthy, and working in the kitchen without turning on any major appliances or using sharp objects.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
RSV is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of this contagious infection.
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When Snack Attacks Strike
Snacks can keep kids going between meals. Find out more in this article, with links to easy recipes you can try.
Simple Snack Mix
This recipe is perfect for beginner cooks.
How to Read a Recipe
Recipes explain how to cook different foods. Once you know how to follow a recipe, you can get cooking!
Spicy Black Bean Cilantro Dip
In under 10 minutes, you could be snacking on this Spicy Black Bean Cilantro dip.
When Can I...
Kids often want to know when they will be old enough to do this or that. Find out how old you need to be to do everything from wearing deodorant to staying home alone.