After School Snacks

CONCEPT: Eating with PKU



Practice making healthy snack choices while completing a worksheet about after school snacks



After completing this activity, children will be able to:

  • children will be able to suggest appropriate, low phe snacks
  • given a recipe or the ingredients for a food, participants can identify high phe ingredients and suggest substitutions



  1. Begin the activity with a discussion of snacks.
    • Who eats snacks?
    • What kind of snacks do you usually eat?
    • Do you have a snack when you get home from school?
    • Who makes your snacks?
    • What is the perfect after school snack?
  2. Discuss good choices for after-school snacks that fit into the PKU diet. Is it ever difficult to find a healthy, low phe snack at home (like when it's close to time to go grocery shopping and there isn't much food...)? What do you do?
  3. Distribute the worksheet.
    Depending on the age of the children, you can work through the worksheet together as a group, or independently. Discuss their answers.



  • acrobat reader logo Worksheet
  • Pencils
  • Low Protein Food List for PKU
  • Calculators



Talk with your child about after school snacks that are available in your home. Brainstorm together for new ideas.



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