Snacking – the term has gotten quite a bad rap lately. Snacks can actually help contribute to your child's daily food intake. Since it is difficult for most children to acquire all of the nutrients they need for proper growth and development on three meals a day, snacking can be used to help fulfill their nutritional needs. Getting your little one to eat healthy snacks is another matter, however. Few children easily accept a plate of vegetable sticks as a snack. Here are some ways to make sure the snacks your child eats satisfy not only his hunger, but his nutritional needs as well.