February is not only the month of love, but it’s also National Snack Month! This month-long celebration of all things snack-related was first observed in the United States in 1989. Its purpose is to promote healthy snacking habits and encourage people to make smart snack choices.

The history of National Snack Month goes back to the 1980s when the Snack Food Association (now known as the Snack Food and Wholesale Bakery Association) launched a campaign to promote snack foods as a healthy and convenient option for busy Americans. Since then, National Snack Month has become an annual tradition, with people across the country celebrating by trying new snacks and sharing their favorites with others.

To observe National Snack Month this year, there are plenty of fun ways to celebrate. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Try a new healthy snack: Instead of reaching for your usual snack, try something new and healthy this month. Some options include fresh fruit, raw vegetables with hummus, or Greek yogurt dip, or sign up for a Fit Snack subscription and enjoy a newly curated box each month.
  2. Host a snack swap: Invite your friends or coworkers to participate in a snack swap. Everyone can bring a healthy snack to share, and you can all try new snacks while promoting healthy snacking habits.
  3. Make your own snacks: Get creative in the kitchen and make your own healthy snacks, like homemade granola bars, energy bites, or kale chips.
  4. Take a snack break: Make time for a snack break during your workday or after a workout. Snacking can help boost your energy levels and keep you focused throughout the day.
  5. Share your snacks on social media: Use the hashtag #nationalsnackmonth and #fitsnackfoodie to share your favorite snacks and snack-related activities on social media. You can also search the hashtag to discover new snacks and get inspired by others’ snack ideas.

Overall, National Snack Month is a great opportunity to focus on healthy snacking habits and try new snacks. Whether you’re trying a new healthy snack, hosting a snack swap, or making your own snacks, there are plenty of ways to celebrate and make the most of this fun month-long celebration.