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July 29, 2014

Healthy Ideas for Summer Snacks

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Do you have trouble coming up with healthy snacks for your family that won't elicit a moan? Don't worry, you're not alone. Milk and cookies might be a classic, but it's worth the effort to plan a few healthy recipes for you and your family when snack time rolls around.

You can find some of our favorite snack ideas that are delicious AND healthy by browsing our Pinterest board below. These quick and simple recipes are easy for you to make, but will have your kids asking for seconds!

Follow United Way of Greater Cincinnati's board Kid-friendly Food & Recipes on Pinterest.

 

Starting healthy habits early – like making nutritious snacks – is key. A healthy diet helps prevent obesity and weight-related diseases, such as diabetes. Also, the eating habits your children pick up when they are young will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle into adulthood.

How healthy are our children?

According to KIDS COUNT Data Book, Ohio ranks highest in our region.

 

Simply put, healthy eating habits help children grow and learn – key to ensuring that 70% of the community will report having excellent or very good health, one of the Bold Goals for Our Region.