Again, raw seems to be a consistent refrain here on this list. From fruits to veggies, now we move on to whole grains. They really come in handy when it' snack time because they can look more like a traditional kids' snack than say, a bowl of broccoli florets.
Whole grain crackers are a good place to start, along with cereals that your kid is bound to love. Many whole grain snacks are lower in sugar and calories because they're geared toward healthy eaters, so it's a double bonus to give them to your kids. Whole grains are also full of fiber, vitamins and minerals -- the things that help make your kids' teeth healthy and strong. Aside from snacks, base your kids' meals on the whole grain plan with varieties of bread, pasta and rice.
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