What makes a healthy snack?

  • Healthy snacks provide you with nutrients that you may not get at meal times.
  • A healthy snack, high in carbohydrates from grain-based foods such as some biscuits and crispbreads,  provides energy to the brain and power to working muscles.
  • Adding your favourite toppings such as reduced – fat cheese and tomato to crispbreads and crackers helps to meet your daily nutritional needs.
  • Snacks containing wholegrains, such as Vita-Weat, can supply sustained energy and a feeling of fullness. They are also a good fibre source and provide a range of protective phytonutrients.
  • Snacks based on fresh or dried fruit provide a range of essential nutrients and fibre. We should aim to eat 2 pieces of fruit everyday.
  • Having a glass of fruit and vegetable juice or milk with your favourite snack increases the amount of vitamins and minerals in your diet