2 Healthy snacks
Do you eat snacks like those in Figure 10? Should we be eating them?
Activity 4 Being more aware of what is in your snack
Make a list of the snacks you eat and when you tend to eat them. Think about the Eatwell Guide and make an assessment of whether they fit into the healthy eating guidelines. Compare the labels of the snacks according to the labelling guides in Week 4. Now answer the following questions.
- Do you eat snacks?
- If yes, from your list are there any you would consider changing?
- If so, which ones and why would you change them?
- What makes you have a snack? Reflect on your reasons and write them in the box below. Click ‘Save’ when you are happy with what you have written.
There is nothing wrong with having snacks. Some people need snacks to ensure they have enough energy from food throughout the day. The main point to remember is that you choose the type of snack that suits your needs for health.
The Change 4 life website has many tips and ideas that will help you make suitable choices (Figure 11).
This is an England and Wales initiative but there are initiatives in Scotland and Ireland too (Figure 12).