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10 Best Snacks for Kids

Perhaps your little prince would like an orange?
Perhaps your little prince would like an orange?
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Natural, sweet and good for you, fruit is a popular snack choice among kids and parents. OK, so maybe the youngsters don't need as many as five a day, like the old saying goes, but kids do require about 1.5 cups of fruit per day [source:].

If you want to make fruit even more appetizing, try pairing it with low-fat, plain yogurt for dipping. Or stick some freshly washed grapes in the freezer for a cool snack on a hot, summer day.

HINT: Another popular alternative is dried fruit. If the label doesn't list any additional ingredients to the fruit, such as sugar, much of the nutritional value remains the same (but with a higher caloric density).

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