Nutritional therapist Susie Rucker says children should get some protein during recess, as it helps stabilise their blood sugar levels, aids in the growth and repair of muscles and boosts brain function. A healthy snack would be something that is low in added sugar and high in dietary fibre.ST FILE PHOTO

What canteen food should your kid eat in school

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What canteen food should your kid eat in school

Nutritional therapist Susie Rucker says children should get some protein during recess, as it helps stabilise their blood sugar levels, aids in the growth and repair of muscles and boosts brain function. A healthy snack would be something that is low in added sugar and high in dietary fibre.ST FILE PHOTO
Nutritional therapist Susie Rucker says children should get some protein during recess, as it helps stabilise their blood sugar levels, aids in the growth and repair of muscles and boosts brain function. A healthy snack would be something that is low in added sugar and high in dietary fibre.ST FILE PHOTO
Teach your child how to distinguish healthy snacks from unhealthy ones
Sasha Gonzales

When Madam Karen Tang found empty rice cracker packets in her seven-year-old son’s school bag, she flipped.

“I don’t allow him to eat junk food, so I was angry when I found out that he had been eating rice crackers for recess,” said the 37-year-old account executive.

“He gets $1.20 a day to spend on his snack, but I expected him to make healthier or more substantial choices, like fresh fruit or noodles.”

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