Winter may be known as the cold and flu season, but that doesn't mean you can't get sick in the summer. So if you're trying to keep your little ones healthy through summer camps and beach days eating healthy is the perfect place to start.

Hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill may be the ideal summer food, but remembering to add in fruits and vegetables (especially for growing kids) is also important. And scheduling snack time between meals will ensure that they've got the energy to play all day!

So what kinds of snacks should you think about adding to your summer shopping list? Here's some suggestions...

Yummy combos like apples and peanut butter, pita chips and veggies with hummus or something simple like light microwave popcorn are healthier choices than cookies or chips. And they're more filling too!


See a full list of healthy snack suggestions from the folks at Southcoast Health.

Southcoast Health is dedicated to helping kids stay healthy and they've now paired with doctors from Boston Children’s Hospital — the top-ranked pediatric hospital in New England — to see patients at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford!

I think most parents can agree that dealing with sick kids is never fun, so having great care close to home is really amazing. But keeping the kids nice and healthy this summer season is even better!