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Go! Eat a Snack.

The information below may be used as a lesson plan to educate your child(ren). This program is designed for younger children. The purpose of this information is to educate and instill habits that lead to increased physical activity levels and teach valuable nutritional lessons that your child can use throughout their lives.

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Snack Attack

Do you think it is okay to snack between meals?
  • Snacking between meals helps keep our energy levels up and provides nutrients (vitamins and minerals) we may miss out on with our other meals.
  • But you need to pay careful attention to the types of snacks you are choosing. If you primarily eat high fat, high sugar snacks, you may harm your health.
  • Eating high fat, high sugar foods may lead to weight gain and other serious medical conditions as well as decreased energy levels.
S – Smaller portions
N – Not in front of the TV/Computer
A – Am I really hungry?
C – Choose low fat foods for snacks.
K – Kitchen is a good place to eat.
S – Sit Down, Slow Down, Savor and Enjoy!


Do you know what the official Illinois State Snack is?