Nutrition Webinar - Healthy Snacking 2015

From potato chips to mini meals: Optimizing nutrient quality of snacks

With snacking on the rise across all ages and demographics, it’s time we take our mini meals seriously. The average American consumes about one-quarter of their daily calories from snacks, and the most common snacks are calorie-rich and nutrient-poor. 

This webinar outlines reality-based solutions to help health professionals teach and motivate their clients to use snacking as an opportunity to fill nutrient gaps, optimize health and achieve their nutrition goals. The behavior economics model will be applied to improve the healthfulness of snacks and to keep energy and blood sugar levels constant throughout the day. 

The webinar was held on May 05, 2015 at 2:00 PM EDT, 1:00 CDT 11:00 PDT. 

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Webinar slide deck

New consumer nutrition education handout: 10 Healthy Snacking Tips


Dr. Keith Ayoob, EdD, RD, Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 

Kathryn Hoy, MFN, RD, CDN, Manager, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs/CEO Food for Fuel LLC 

Attendees will earn 1 CPE from the Commission on Dietetic Registration. 

Sponsored by:

Dairy Council of California and Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior


Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how snacks serve as ‘mini meals’ that can contribute significant amounts of nutrients. 
  2. Instruct clients how to formulate snacks from food group foods.
  3. Motivate clients to plan to have healthy, appealing, convenient snacks available throughout the day.