By Sherri Martin, MD, pediatrician with Shawnee Mission Health
When it comes to eating right on vacation, parents today have a wealth of information at their fingertips. Yet despite the 250+ web links devoted to healthy road trip snacks for kids, finding easy, fun, yummy-in-your-tummy ideas for their next adventure remains a challenge.
How many suggestions for rice cakes, trail mix and celery sticks do you have to read before throwing in the towel? And let’s be real – the days of packing sack lunches and stopping at roadside fruit stands are over. It’s just too easy to stop at a fast food joint. Junk food is actually cheaper. And fresh fruit and veggies have to stay cold. Still… stomach aches, constipation and diarrhea can be real fun suckers for your vacationing little junk food junkies.
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