Nutrition Prof Discusses Ideal Snacks With CBC News

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Prof. Jess Haines

Prof. Jess Haines, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, recently discussed with CBC News the best snacks to give children returning to school.

A recent Guelph Family Health Study report found young children are often given unhealthy snacks. Haines said snacking is appropriate, but parents should avoid including processed foods as snacks, as these are generally unhealthy.

Haines studies obesity prevention, family-based health interventions and healthy behaviour in preschool children.