Best Picks in a Vending Machine

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Sometimes a vending machine might be the only option for a quick snack. When your child needs to refuel between meals and this is the only choice, teach him or her to look for foods that provide nutrition, not just calories.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Small bag of pretzels, peanuts, almonds or trail mix
  • Fat-free or reduced-fat popcorn
  • Whole-wheat crackers with peanut butter or cheese
  • Whole-grain granola or cereal bars
  • Graham or animal crackers
  • 100-percent fruit or vegetable juice
  • Dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries or apricots
  • Microwaveable soup or oatmeal

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