• Mayo Clinic Minute: After-school snack ideas

young child, girl holding two apples, fruit, healthy eatingAfter a long day at school, a nutritious snack can fuel your student's growing body and avoid an attitude meltdown.

These afternoon servings of food provide energy for the daily physical activity that's recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics; and they can boost brain power for homework too.

"The size of the snack and what's in it is important," says Mayo Clinic pediatrician Dr. Vandana Bhide.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Jeff Olsen talks with Dr. Bhide about which snacks to serve and why.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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