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  • KDCredible

    Graham crackers are known to rot teeth.  Unless you intend on brushing your child’s teeth soon after, I wouldn’t advise them.  In fact my child’s preschool does not allow dried fruit/raisins for the same reason (although graham cookies are worse).  And why pudding and graham cookies when there are so many other options?  Fill them up with good/whole foods– they eat so little as is.

  • http://gulfcoastlocalfood.org/ Ang J

    What about regular old popcorn? Stove top or air popped is healthier than the microwave variety.

  • Danielle

    Hmmm.  A little suspicious of these suggestions.  Children (particularly very young children) need much more fat than adults so I would not suggest any kind of fat-free food (what’s in them anyway?)  Sugar, on the other hand is something that should be avoided and many low-fat foods have increased sugar content to make up for the flavor lost in the fat.

  • julio – productos omniliofe

    Gracias por las ideas para variar y nutrir la merienda de nuestros hijos.

  • Sandrah201

    Graham crakers are fine in moderation in my opinion. The melt easy in the mouth and they taste good period.

  • Dmschell

    I would say that children should stay on track with HEALTHFUL snacks.

  • http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/injuries/wrongful-death.html Attorneys Wrongful Death

    As a attorneys wrongful death and parent sometimes I find myself wanting to give my daughter just a quick snack, not always healthy, but I generally try not. I try to keep fruits and veggies chopped up and ready to go. Granola bars or rice cakes for on the road, just something simple. Though sometimes I’ve given sugary treats, I can’t deny that. I believe it’s alright in moderation though.

  • Taylor

    How do you feel about red pepper hummus for little ones? My 2 year old refuses to eat vegetables but loves red pepper hummus. Crazy.

  • Kane

    To reduce sugar intake, is it ok to give children stevia since it’s a natural sweetener instead of normal sugar? I used to use crystal light lemonade but I think those drinks are made with aspartame which I know is bad for anyone, let alone children. I try to use healthy cooking as much as possible and always aim to reduce sugar intake. Studies are showing how much damage sugar can really do to the body.

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    Glad to see that ants on a log still make the cut. I ate a lot of those as a child. My kids love a mix of cheerios, raisins and almonds. It’s easy to make, easy to pack and satisfies salty and sweet cravings simultaneously.

  • Sylvia

    I only eat organic when it comes to pre-packaged foods, they contain less sugar and less processed sugar and actually taste better and is healthier for your kids. Look into organic, best thing to give your kids so they don’t eat all those GMOs.

  • Sylvia

    if you turn your gram crackers into a smore it will rot your teeth.

  • Sabrina Edwars

    whats the harm of low fat pudding n a graham cracker get real!

  • lolgal

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  • KDCredible

    Graham crackers are known to rot teeth.  Unless you intend on brushing your child’s teeth soon after, I wouldn’t advise them.  In fact my child’s preschool does not allow dried fruit/raisins for the same reason (although graham cookies are worse).  And why pudding and graham cookies when there are so many other options?  Fill them up with good/whole foods– they eat so little as is.

  • guest

    Saying graham crackers are known to rot teeth is a bit of an over statement. It’s not specifically graham crackers it’s all foods containing carbohydrates and starches (chips, crackers, cereal) that can promote tooth decay.  They are low in fat and calories and if you purchase ones from a health food store you can avoid excess sugar and HFCS, and benefit from the whole wheat. Children are born with a taste for sweet things and graham crackers is certainly a better choice than loading them up on cookies. Besides, you should be teaching your children to brush their teeth after meals/ snacks anyways. 

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