Top Five Healthy Snacks For Kids By dlmerulla on April 30, 2012

As any parent knows, it's hard enough to get your child or teenager to eat a healthy snack after school.  But now that spring sports practices and games are fully underway, we now have a new challenge-finding a healthy snack to transition from the school day to practice before finally making it back home many hours later.  Dr. Victor Siegel, your Rockville area dentist, encourages healthy snacks and lots of water so that your child stays energetic throughout his activities, not to mention maintaining a healthy mouth!

What are the top recommended snacks to promote health and energy?

  1. Whole grain foods-popcorn, oatmeal, beans, cereals, brown rice (look out for added sugars!)
  2. Dairy-cheese sticks, yogurt (again, added sugars can be a danger)
  3. Fruit
  4. Vegetables-serve with a low fat dip, seasoning or peanut butter
  5. Water-drink water to stay hydrated and to avoid sugary drinks with empty calories

As a Rockville dentist for both adults and children, Dr. Siegel, believes that snacks play an important role in daily nutrition, but the right snack is the key.  Following the above  guidelines can help keep your child's body healthy and full of energy, and  also help in the fight against cavities!

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Dr. Victor R. Siegel and Dr. Aviva Kramer provide compassionate dental care in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our state-of-the-art practice is proud to be affiliated with:

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Comfort is one of our top priorities, so we offer sedation dentistry to help patients feel relaxed during their treatments. To schedule an appointment at our Rockville, MD, office, contact us online or call (301) 963-4330 today.

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