Lots of children come home from school famished. They claim to be starving by late afternoon and are ready for a serious after school snack.
However, it's important for parents to set limits on the snacks kids eat, especially those after school snacks. Many kids eat high calorie snacks that provide little to no nutritional value.
Part of healthy discipline means setting limits and saying no to things that are unhealthy for children. This may mean saying no when your child asks for a second snack or it may mean saying no to a certain kind of snack altogether.
Setting limits with food also means encouraging healthy choices, limiting unhealthy food and teaching kids how to make healthy food choices for themselves. Learn more about how to set limits with food and help your child learn healthy habits with meals and snacking.