Choose fruit or vegetables for a super healthy snack. Appeal to younger kids by cutting their five-a-day into fun shapes such as smiley faces or threading on to cocktail sticks. Serve in bright bowls or pop in a colourful bag with stickers, says Julie Silver, nutritional therapist and mum of one.
My daughter, Jasmine age 7, loves cucumber, celery and carrot sticks with hummus (the small individual pots are perfect for school snacks). Top Tip: Have fruit with a handful of nuts or seeds to reduce the sugar hit and make it more filling, says Sam. Slice apples thinly and spread with a nut butter to make mini ‘sandwiches’. Although avoid taking nuts into school because of allergies.