What should I look for in buying snacks on the go?
If you forget to preplan your snacks and need to purchase one from the convenience store or vending machine, look for the better bargain. There are options available that are lower in fat, nutrient packed, and cheap. Buy animal crackers, peanut butter crackers, or pretzels from the vending machine instead of candy bars and fried chips. Don't forget about the cooler at the convenience store. They have yogurt, small milks, and fruit cups. You should try and preplan your snacks because the prices are always more expensive at these "on-the-go" places.
Amanda Stevens, Dietetic Intern, University of Missouri-Columbia
Candance Gabel, M.S. R.D., Assistant Program Director, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri Extension
Last update: Tuesday, December 09, 2008