Nutritious Snacks on the Go

Back to School: Nutritious Snacks on the Go

As our students head back to class, Dr. Patrick Chen shows us healthy snacks to have on hand when hungry students have recess or a break between classes.


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WEBVTT LAUREN: YOUR SUNRISE TIME IS 6:26. ON THE SCHOOL WATCH, CONTINUING OUR WEEK-LONG “BACK TO SCHOOL” SEGMENT. TODAY, THE BEST HEALTHY SNACKS TO PACK IN YOUR STUDENT’S LUNCH BAG. BRITTANY: FROM VEGGIES TO DRIED FRUIT, WE ARE TALKING TO ONE CENTRAL COAST DOCTOR ABOUT FAST, GOOD-FOR-YOU SNACK COME RECESS OR A BREAK BETWEEN CLASSES, REACHING FOR A SNACK IS A GIVEN. HOW GOOD IT IS FOR YOUR STUDENT IS NOT. DOCTOR PATRICK CHEN, AN INTERNAL MEDICINE DOCTOR IN SALINAS, SAYS WHAT’S ON YOUR KID’S MENU IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT. DR. CHEN: SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT DIET FOR CHILDREN, IT’S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHILDREN GROW UP HEALTHY. WE TEND TO RECOMMEND THINGS LIKE WHOLE GRAINS, SO BREADS WITH AT LEAST FIVE GRAMS OF GRAINS — AND YOU CAN READ ALL THAT INFO ON THE PACKAGING. NUTS ARE GENERALLY HEALTHY. ALWAYS WANT TO SEND THEM OUT WITH A PROTEIN. EGGS ARE WONDERFUL. BRITTANY: PEANUT BUTTER IS A GOOD CHOICE, BUT GO WITH NATURAL. DR. CHEN: PEANUT BUTTER IS ALSO VERY GOOD SOURCE OF PROTEIN. WE PUT IT ON CELERY STICKS INSTEAD OF BREAD. BRITTANY: IF YOU THROW TOGETHER A QUICK SANDWICH, CHOOSE WHOLE-GRAIN BREADS. DR. CHEN: IN MY FAMILY, WE WOULD PROBABLY PUT SOME PROTEIN ON HERE, LIKE A HAM, OR SCRAMBLED EGGS THAT WE MIGHT MAKE THE NIGHT BEFORE THAT YOU COULD LAYER ON TOP OF THIS. BRITTANY: CUT OF VEGGIES ARE A GOOD IDEA, AND QUICK TO TOSS INTO A LUNCHBOX. DR CHEN MAMA TALK ABOUT GIVING CHILDREN VEGETABLES, IT IS IMPORTANT TO PICK: VEGETABLES — DR. CHEN: ONE WE TALK ABOUT GIVING CHILDREN VEGETABLES, IT IS IMPORTANT TO DIFFERENT COLORS. AVOCADOS AND FATTY FISH ARE GOOD FOR GOING RAINS. BRITTANY: — GROWING BRAINS. BRITTANY: AND HYDRATE WITH WATER. DR. CHEN: YOU SHO

Back to School: Nutritious Snacks on the Go

As our students head back to class, Dr. Patrick Chen shows us healthy snacks to have on hand when hungry students have recess or a break between classes.


As our students head back to class, Dr. Patrick Chen shows us healthy snacks to have on hand when hungry students have recess or a break between classes.

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