Cheese is rich in protein, but it also can have a lot of unhealthy saturated fat. Don't overdo it by piling too much on your child's plate.
One serving is three dice-size cubes, one slice, or one piece of low-fat string cheese. Kids ages 4 to 8 need just 4 servings of dairy a day.
When shopping, look for low or reduced-fat cheese. They’re better than full-fat versions but still have flavor.
To make a snack more satisfying, add some fruit -- like 1/2 banana or a small apple. The fiber and water in the fruit will help fill him up. Plus, fruit has healthy vitamins.