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After-school snacks

August 6, 2013 2:31:30 PM PDT
Lots of kids take part in extracurricular activities that extend their school day. Whether it's band, a meeting or practice, they may need a little fuel to get them through it.

Experts suggest sending along a healthy snack that won't spike your child's blood sugar.

Whole grain granola bars should have at least 5 grams of fiber in them and a low sugar content, so check the nutrition label.

A trail mix of dried fruits and nuts is also a good choice.

Cottage cheese or a Greek yogurt will stabilize blood sugars, as well.

You can even send along a half sandwich with peanut butter or turkey and cheese.

The right snack will not only hold children until dinner, but stabilizing their blood sugars should also help their performance.

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