The Snack Jar

The Snack Jar Technique is used to limit a child’s snacking, using healthy options and encouraging her to eat a balanced diet at mealtimes…

The Snack Jar

Children who snack throughout the day tend not to have a balanced diet. Encouraging your child to limit snacks in favour of a main meal is healthy, as well as making mealtimes less stressful.

This sounds great in theory, but if you’ve just emptied your child’s dinner, untouched, into the bin, it’s tempting to fall back on snacks later just so they eat something.

If this sounds familiar, you need to find the middle ground by offering a limited choice of nutritional snacks throughout the day.

How to limit your child’s snacks