Pick up know-how for tackling diseases, pests and weeds.
Farm bill, farm marketing, agribusiness webinars, & farm policy.
Find tactics for healthy livestock and sound forages.
Scheduling and methods of irrigation.
Explore our Extension locations around the state.
Commercial row crop production in Arkansas.
Agriculture weed management resources.
Use virtual and real tools to improve critical calculations for farms and ranches.
Learn to ID forages and more.
Explore our research locations around the state.
Get the latest research results from our county agents.
Our programs include aquaculture, diagnostics, and energy conservation.
Keep our food, fiber and fuel supplies safe from disaster.
Private, Commercial & Non-commercial training and education.
Specialty crops including turfgrass, vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals.
Find educational resources and get youth engaged in agriculture.
Gaining garden smarts and sharing skills.
Timely tips for the Arkansas home gardener.
Creating beauty in and around the home.
Maintenance calendar, and best practices.
Coaxing the best produce from asparagus to zucchini.
What’s wrong with my plants? The clinic can help.
Featured trees, vines, shrubs and flowers.
Ask our experts plant, animal, or insect questions.
Enjoying the sweet fruits of your labor.
Herbs, native plants, & reference desk QA.
Growing together from youth to maturity.
Crapemyrtles, hydrangeas, hort glossary, and weed ID databases.
Get beekeeping, honey production, and class information.
Grow a pollinator-friendly garden.
Schedule these timely events on your gardening calendar.
Equipping individuals to lead organizations, communities, and regions.
Home to the Center for Rural Resilience and Workforce Development.
Guiding entrepreneurs from concept to profit.
Position your business to compete for government contracts.
Find trends, opportunities and impacts.
Providing unbiased information to enable educated votes on critical issues.
Increase your knowledge of public issues & get involved.
Research-based connection to government and policy issues.
Support Arkansas local food initiatives.
Read about our efforts.
Preparing for and recovering from disasters.
Licensing for forestry and wildlife professionals.
Preserving water quality and quantity.
Cleaner air for healthier living.
Firewood & bioenergy resources.
Managing a complex forest ecosystem.
Read about nature across Arkansas and the U.S.
Learn to manage wildlife on your land.
Soil quality and its use here in Arkansas.
Learn to ID unwanted plant and animal visitors.
Timely updates from our specialists.
Eating right and staying healthy.
Ensuring safe meals.
Take charge of your well-being.
Cooking with Arkansas foods.
Making the most of your money.
Making sound choices for families and ourselves.
Nurturing our future.
Get tips for food, fitness, finance, and more!
Understanding aging and its effects.
Giving back to the community.
Managing safely when disaster strikes.
Listen to our latest episode!
Lindsey SextonSocial Media Coordinator Phone: 501-671-2398Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Amy McClelland, RD - March 15, 2021
Snacking can be an important part of a healthy diet. Snacks help with hunger between
meals and can also contribute important nutrients to your daily diet.
Snacking is especially important for children. When timed correctly, snacks can help
kids get the energy they need. Most kids need to eat every 3-4 hours throughout the
Yes! Eating healthy snacks early in life is important because the foods that children
choose now often set the stage for what they will choose to snack on later in life.
It is possible to improve your health with good-for-you snacks. It's a great way to
fit in fruits and vegetables you may not usually have with breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Trading your orange flavored cupcake for a real orange will save calories and gain
Vitamin C. Choosing a handful of carrots over a carrot snack cake can also help you
save calories while reaching your daily recommended amount of Vitamin A.
The goal of snacking is to eat just enough to control your hunger without feeling
too full. A snack should have about 200 calories. Aim to eat from the major food groups when
snacking. And remember, beverages count as well as food. Some healthy snack options include:
PretzelsGraham crackersLow-sugar cerealsPopcornWhole grain crackers
Dried fruit100% fruit juiceFresh fruit slices
HummusChopped raw veggies with low-fat dip
Fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, or cheese
Peanut butterHard-boiled eggsPeanuts
With so many options available it can be hard to make healthy choices when snacking.
Try these 5 ideas for Smart Snacking: