Parents, allow kids to assemble their own healthy snacks. For example, kids love trail mix – let them mix their own favorite variety of snacks in the trail mix. Purchase items such as pretzels, dried fruit, whole grain – low sugar cereals, nuts, popcorn, etc. to make their own trail mix. Bring kids grocery shopping to select their favorite fruits, and then show them how to make a fruit salad for snacking. Studies show that when kids contribute to selecting and preparing meals and snacks, they show more interest in eating these foods. Be creative with snacks and include your kids when shopping for healthier snacks!