3. Fruit is nature’s candy
Most children love to nosh on pieces of apple, handfuls of grapes, and the like- use this to your advantage.
Instead of packing chips, crackers, or soda into your child’s lunch bag, give them packets of precut apples, oranges, sliced bananas, and the like; if they need extra incentive, pack a small container of caramel or melted chocolate to dip the fruit in. Also keep precut fruits and vegetables ready to go in the fridge for snack time- again, if your child needs extra incentive (such as caramel or ranch style dressing for dipping), provide it in small amounts rather than letting them choose how much is appropriate for the size of the snack they are having.