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Dr Kathleen Hartford

Dr Kathleen Hartford

HEALTHY SNACK OPTIONS FOR KIDS, SCHOOL FRIENDLY

Many parents want a quick and easy option for snacks to send to school, and with many schools enforcing rules about peanut-free snacks, it adds more complication to finding healthy snacks. To make things even easier, here is a simple list of doctor-approved healthy snacks, and download the list too!
“Food impacts how well a child’s brain works, affecting their moods and abilities … In a child’s brain, junk food can cause neurotransmitters, which pass along information, to function improperly.  Smart foods, however, allow information to be processed correctly and help the child function at their optimal level.”  -Dr. Sears, one of America’s most renowned pediatricians

Vegetables
Asparagus
Avocado
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Cucumber
Kale chips
Peppers (all varieties)
Snap Peas
Fruits
Apple
Applesauce (unsweetened)
Apricots
Avocado
Bananas
Organic Berries (all types)
Organic Cherries
Cherry Tomatoes
Kiwi
Lemon
Mango
Melon (all varieties)
Nectarines
Papaya
Peaches
Pears
Pineapple
Plums
Prunes
Raisins and other dried fruits (unsweetened)
Protein
Greek Yogurt
Hard Boiled Eggs
Grains
Rice cakes ​
Sweeteners (use sparingly only when needed)
Honey
Brown rice syrup
Fruit sweetener Molasses
​Stevia
Nuts and seeds (if your school allows)
Almonds
Cashews
Flaxseed
Hazelnuts
Olives
Pecans
Pumpkin seeds
Sesame seeds
Sunflower seeds
Walnuts ​
Healthy Dip Choices
Apple Butter
Hummus
Greek yogurt with a touch a maple syrup
Guacamole
Healthier Processed Food Choices
Dried vegetables
Green beans
Sweet Potato chips
Bagel bites
Gluten Free Chex Granola
Healthy Potato chips (white, red and sweet)
Print off the poster of peanut-free snacks and put it on your fridge or bring it to your school!
CREDENTIALS:  Dr. Kathleen Hartford, a licensed Integrated Wellness Practitioner, Healthy Aging Expert, and NET licensed specialist, has dedicated herself to improving her patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual health and wellness. The author of FIT, FUN & FABULOUS AT ANY AGE, Dr. Hartford speaks all over the world to promote understanding among the healing disciplines and to help people reclaim their health and vitality.
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