As a growing kid, you need healthy snacks to get you through the day. Regular and nutritious snacks help keep your mind alert and your energy levels up.
When you get hungry between meals, nutritious snacks give you the extra energy and nutrients you need.
Potato chips, lollies, chocolates, cakes and biscuits may taste great but they’re also full of fats, sugar and salt. That means they don’t give you much fibre or nutrients.  It’s ok to have them now and then but not every day.
The best snack foods to choose are ones based on bread, fruit, vegetables and reduced fat dairy foods such as yoghurt and cheese. They’re tasty, filling and nutritious.