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Try fruit as a light, healthy snack.

Dr Stephen Mears, lecturer in sports and exercise nutrition at Loughborough University, says: Giving kids healthy snacks before afterschool clubs can be difficult. Snacks such as nuts and seeds can be easily carried in a plastic box and then picked at in the car.

Fruit is perfect as a light snack - bananas are easily digestible, contain carbohydrates for energy and are high in vitamins.

Try cutting up an apple or making your own oat-based 'energy bars'. These will provide lots of carbohydrate and will have the added benefit of being homemade.

After exercise it's important to replace energy and eat some protein. A chicken or tuna salad wrap, or peanut butter on a bagel can be great for eating on the way home.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 8, 2016
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