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Story Updated: Oct 28, 2013

Powering through a long afternoon takes fuel. So a nutrition-filled snack should be on your agenda. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has some suggestions.

If you're on the go...

Put together your own trail mix...add nuts, dried fruits, whole grain pretzels and a little low sugar cereal.

Or cut up some veggies...and bring along some peanut butter or hummus for dipping.

For some crunch...baked tortilla chips with salsa or whole grain crackers and low fat cheese are options.

Or if you're really hungry, try a warmed up whole wheat tortilla wrap with a little low-sodium turkey, a slice of apple, and a little cheese.

If have a blender handy...a fruit smoothie whipped up with some low fat yogurt is also a healthy choice.

Finally, don't forget to wash it down with plenty of water...for healthy hydration.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines for Healthdaytv. With the news for you and your family.