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Healthy snacks for kids

Sean Dell | Sep 27, 2006 12:05 AM

Hey Hounds,

Is this an impossible quest?

I have an 8yo and a 10yo (step-children) both of whom are pretty healthy. However, they are displaying the usual trends for American kids of wanting to eat snacks full of sugar, sucrose, fructose, maltodextrone, high fructose corn syrup, and all the other euphemisms that the food industry uses to disguise the fact that these snacks are WAY less healthy than the things we ate as kids thirty years ago.

And along with this trend are lbs of fat beginning to accumulate around their tums.

Any suggestions, either for home-made (I allow them the occasional blast of choc-chip cookies - I know, I know) snacks that won't kill them, or for store bought snacks that aren't ill disguised attempts to raise their sugar consumption exponentially.

Thank you,

- Sean

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