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Best and Worst Munchies for Kids

Best Foods

  • American cheese
  • Baby carrots
  • Baked potato
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Chocolate milk
  • Eggs
  • Frozen mixed vegetables
  • Ground beef
  • Ketchup
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Orange juice
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Pizza
  • Sweet potato
  • Tortillas
  • Whole-wheat bread
  • Yogurt

Worst Foods

  • Chicken nuggets (high in fat and salt)
  • Chips
  • Doughnuts
  • French fries
  • Fruit leather (too much sugar!)
  • Hot dogs (lots of calories, low in protein)
  • Juice-flavored drinks
  • Prepackaged lunches (no fruits or veggies)
  • Soda
  • Toaster pastries (try raisin toast)

Copyright © 2001 Mindy Hermann, M.D. Reprinted with permission from the August 2001 issue of Parents Magazine.