Offer the children a drink. A good thirst quencher is mineral water and spritzer with a portion of juice and three parts of water.
The afternoon snack should be served between 3 pm and 4 pm to allow sufficient distance to the other meals. Sweets or salty snacks are not necessary for nutritional physiological reasons. They are often part of the family day or everyday life. Therefore, candy should be offered in the afternoon only in moderation.
The snacks between the main meal times can consist of:
- Fruit: divided apples, pears, bananas, etc.
- Vegetables: Vegetable sticks of peppers, cucumbers, carrots etc.
- Cereal: whole meal bread or bread with sausage or cheese or oatmeal with milk or yoghurt
- Milk and milk products: yoghurt or curd cheese with fruit pieces
- or colorful bread sticks
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Other learning tools:
Ideas for the breakfast box:
Brochure of the Research Institute for Child Nutrition: recommendations for the diet of children and adolescents to be ordered under: