Cool Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are your body’s main source of energy. They fuel the brain so we can think, and energize the muscles so we can exercise and play.

Carbohydrates are found in whole grains, beans, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes and snack foods like pretzels and popcorn.

Fab Fiber
Fiber is made up of carbohydrates that our body cannot digest. It helps sweep away bad cholesterol and keeps hunger at bay.

Fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grain foods like brown rice, whole wheat bread and popcorn.

Fat Facts
Not all fats are created equal. Some are healthy for your heart and some are not! Which fats should you eat and why? Here’s the real skinny on fats!
  • Fats provide “essential“ fatty acids and even more important fat-soluble vitamins.
  • Monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat and omega-three fatty acids are healthy fats that protect your heart.
  • Limit your intake of foods high in trans fats and saturated fats. Most Herr's® snacks are cooked in vegetable oils that contain low or no trans fat.
  • Next time you shop for groceries, read nutrition labels and ingredient lists to find the healthy fats!
What’s a Calorie?
A calorie is a unit of measurement (like an inch or a cup) that measures energy. All foods and drinks (except water and some diet soft drinks) contain calories that your body needs to run, think and play. When we eat, we take in calories. When we are physically active, we burn off calories. If we take in more calories than we burn off, weight gain can occur.
How Many Calories Do I Need?
Growing kids need between 1600-2500 calories per day!! You should consume most of your calories from nutritious foods. One piece of fruit contains about 60 calories, a grilled chicken sandwich is 350 calories and a serving of Herr’s popcorn has 140 calories. Remember to eat a variety of foods and read food labels with mom and dad if you’re not sure how many calories are too many!
Check out these additional websites for more information on healthy eating and exercise for children:
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