National Nutrition Month is celebrated in March and focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
The idea behind the month is to encourage people to consume fewer calories, exercise daily and make educated, good choices. We are all urged to really know what is in our food and to make wise choices on this basis.
When it comes to snacks, even thought the portions are smaller than in a full meal, the ingredients are just as important. Most children and teens need to eat every three to four hours throughout the day to fuel their growing, active bodies and to help them to stay focused at school and on homework. They need the nutrients to keep hunger at bay.
In the UK, children’s snacking habits are setting them up for obesity and poor health. Making the right snacking choices is just as important a decision as whether to go for salad or McDonalds! PHE (Public Health England) has warned that children should have just two 100 calories snacks per day.
At Munchachos, every one of our snacks adheres to these guidelines. We work with a nutritionist to develop our snacks, which means that we also keep salt and sugar levels low AND we don’t include any nasties.
So we’re very happy to embrace National Nutrition Month which we feel shares our drive to make good eating choices whilst maintaining a happy, active, healthy life!