Eating Well As You Get Older

Frequently Asked Questions

23. Is it okay to have snacks?

You may have heard that eating between meals isn’t good for you, but snacks are okay as long as they are smart food choices. Choose snacks that are nutrient-dense -- ones with lot of nutrients but relatively few calories. Limit foods that have empty calories like cookies, candy, sodas, and alcohol. If you eat snacks, remember to include them in your daily calorie count.

Here are some suggestions for healthy snacks.