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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Which of the following would be the best choice for a between-meal snack for a preschooler? Choose the one best answer.

  1. a. 100 percent fruit juice
  2. b. Raisins
  3. c. Fortified gummy bears
  4. d. Peanut butter crackers
  5. e. Oatmeal cookies

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Food preference is based on an individual’s personal choice. Children mostly prefer sweet and slightly salty taste, and eat food that they are famlier with. Snack is a healthy option to provide time-to-time nutrition to a child. A well-timed snack is the best choice for a between-meal snack for a preschooler.

Explanation

Reason for the correct statement:

Option d is given as “Peanut butter crackers”. Peanut butter crackers are high in calories, sodium, and saturated fats and are considered as the best choice for a between-meal snack for a preschooler as it provides energy from time to time.

Hence, option d is the correct answer.

Reasons for incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “100 percent fruit juice”. 100 percent fruit juice provides less minerals, vitamins, and fibers than whole fruits. If a child consumes fruit juice between the meals and snacks, it will result in reduced appetite. Therefore, it is not the best choice for a between-meal snack for a preschooler. Hence, option a. is the wrong answer.

Option b. is given as “Raisins”. Raisins contain 72% of fat content...

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