Students often eat highly processed food. They need to learn that snacks are important for them and because they burn energy quickly. Snacks or “mini-meals” can provide nutrients and energy throughout the day when children are active. A healthy snack is built from the food groups. They will try to combine foods from at least two different food groups. An example could be a granola bar and fresh fruit or vegetables. Balance is important for snacks, and they should incorporate several food groups as well as foods that children enjoy.