kid-friendly. We continue our second theme week -- and it's all about kids. This morning, we'll give you a taste of some healthy, easy snacks you can make for your children. WDBJ7's Alison Parker shows us some treats. I'm here with Martha Ross, a dietician with Carilion. You say it's very important that parents are feeding children the right portions and number of servings. The food pyramid concept is out the window now -- My Plate is what we should follow. Martha, can you tell us what children should be eating on a day-to-day basis? Why do some children seem to have an aversion to fruits and vegetables? How can parents encourage their children to want healthier foods? Martha's ideas for healthy snacks: Some simple and fun ways to do snacks: free grapes or banana slices. Use some prepackage fruits or the new fruit squeeze packages. Use the ice cream cone with a paper or silicone muffin liner and add fresh fruit instead of ice cream. Another good use for the muffin liner is to give portion control to snacks. They hold about 4 oz which is the size of a snack of gold fish, low fat cheese crackers and fruit. Use 3-4 crackers with low fat cheese. Kids love to cut the cheese in to shape with small cookie cutters. Slice a banana long way fill with peanut butter or other nut butter. Then cut into coin shape. Slice and apple and fill with peanut butter, raisins and cinnamon. The one i really loved was to core the apple the cut into a spiral and fill the center with a nut butter. i love doing a picnic lunch using an empty egg container with leftover plastic Easter eggs and fill them with the food items of the meal. Don't forget using humus with bagel chips or baked chips. Humus comes in so many different flavors. Another image i liked was the rice cake with green cream cheese (i suggest fat free Greek with food coloring and or some powder ranch time to make some big changes.