Many parents ask about packing snacks for their kids before heading out on a school trip. Recommending healthy snacks that are TSA-approved will help avoid any hassles when your group goes through airport security screening.
The Student & Youth Travel Association recommends six healthy snacks for student travelers.
Apples and Peanuts
If students aren’t allergic to peanuts, this is a satisfying and travel-friendly snack. The apple will satisfy a sweet tooth, and the protein in the peanuts will help sustain students. Also consider dried apple slices.
Bananas by themselves are a bit slimy for planes—and what do you do with the peel? Banana bread keeps well and is filling, especially smeared with peanut butter, almond butter or Nutella. Also consider oat muffins.
Granola bars are flight staples. They’re easy to pack, easy to eat and loaded with protein, if you get the right kind.
Forget bags of chips! Popcorn, when popped right, is a healthier snack.
Fill a container with cheese, deli meats, mixed nuts or crackers. Frozen grapes will help keep everything cool.
Veggies and Hummus
Toss some veggies—such as carrots, celery and bell peppers—in a Mason jar. Leave some room at the top for a small container filled with hummus. The fiber in the vegetables and the protein in the hummus will help your students feel full longer.