What does a 100kcal snack look like?

New NHS guidelines recommend limiting children's snacks to two a day, each under 100 calories (not including fruit and vegetables - which can be enjoyed more frequently). Take a look at our easy snack recipes that kids will love.

Research by Public Health England has shown that on average, primary school children consume at least three unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks a day. This is over three times the recommended limit, and contributes to higher levels of obesity and dental decay. As a result, the Change4Life campaign has been launched, which advises parents to provide their kids with healthier snacks of no more than 100kcals each (not including fruit and vegetables) – and to limit these to a maximum of two a day. 

We've got 10 ideas for easy homemade snacks, which are lower in sugar and under 100 calories. From fruit pieces to sweet potato crisps and nutty trail mix, these are perfect for packing into lunchboxes or for a light bite after school.

Read the full guide for 10 snacks that are under 100kcals.

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What healthy snacks do your kids love? Let us know in the comments below...

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Mark Haig's picture
Mark Haig
27th Jan, 2019
100kCal. While being US based, isn’t 100kCal = 100,000 calories? Thats one heck of a snack
Kevin Rose
27th Jan, 2019
You are partly right, 100kCal = 100,000 calories, BUT when you normally say "calories" you are actually referring to kilo-calories. Just check the energy information on any food, it will always be in kcal even though we only say calories.
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