Congratulations to Katie of Winthrop, Maine for winning the random drawing for our Back-to-School Snacks Sweepstakes! Thanks to everyone who participated and offered their great snack ideas!
Looking for more tips and ideas about snacks?
Guiding Stars’ Expert Chef Erin Dow joins Maine channel WCSH6 Portland / WLBZ2 Bangor to talk about the nutritional differences between some popular school snacks.
Snack Products Featured by Erin
- Snyder’s of Hanover Honey Wheat Braided Twist Pretzels (1 Guiding Stars) vs. Snyder’s of Hanover Multigrain Braided Twist Pretzel (2 Guiding Stars)
- Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chunk Granola Bars (0 Guiding Stars) vs. Quaker 25% Less Sugar Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (2 Guiding Stars)
- Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Peanut Bars (0 Guiding Stars) vs. Fiber One Oats & Peanut Butter Chewy Bars (1 Guiding Star)
- 6oz. Chobani Strawberry Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (0 Guiding Stars) vs. 6oz. Chobani Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt (3 Guiding Stars) plus 1T. Smuckers Low Sugar Strawberry Preserves (0 Guiding Stars)
Consulting Dietitian Allison Stowell weighs in on snacking and offers a fun and healthful list of fantastic snacks ideas that will be well-received by kids and adults alike.