Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Snacking revisited: Done properly, it's not a bad thing

William Nichols - Writer and featuring  Katherine French – Mercer County Extension Educator
Turns out, for most people, eating between meals may not be such a bad thing after all.

Healthy snacking is a great way for kids -- and adults -- to keep up energy levels, avoid overeating at main meals and ensure that they are consuming enough essential nutrients, according to a registered dietician in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

"Nearly all children need at least one healthy snack a day," said Katherine French, a nutrition, diet and health educator with Penn State Cooperative Extension in Mercer County. Younger children may require two to three snacks per day, while older children may only need one.  Read more...

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