Kids’ activities — from sports to parties — often are centered around snack times. But is there anything you can do to prevent overeating?
The American Council on Exercise suggests:
- Teaching children to pay attention to their hunger and fullness cues. If your child isn’t hungry when a snack is offered, teach the child to politely decline.
- The child should stop eating the snack when the feeling of fullness sets in.
- Occasionally, a less-than-healthy snack is OK, as long as you’re offering healthy meals at home.