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Healthier snacks for kids

Be snack smart and cut back on sugar with these easy tips and great snack ideas

Snack smart!

Half the sugar children are having comes from snacks and sugary drinks.

Too much sugar can lead to harmful fat building up inside and serious health problems, including painful tooth decay.

Fruit and vegetables are always the best choice, but if you're shopping for packaged snacks for your children, use this helpful tip: look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max!

Watch out for sugary drinks

Kids often want a drink with a snack, but without realising it this can be a double sugar overload!

A chocolate bar and a juice drink pouch together can contain around 8 cubes of sugar — that's more than the maximum daily amount of added sugar in one snack session.

Too much sugar can lead to painful tooth decay and other serious health problems. So, when it comes to drinks, swap sugary and fizzy drinks for diet, no added sugar drinks, lower-fat milks, or water.

Find out more about lower sugar drinks for kids