Parents are not the only ones who are taking notice.
Snack tray manufacturers are starting to take notice, too.
The SnackRx brand announced last week that it plans to expand to new markets, including Florida, and will offer snack bars in stores.
And while there’s no specific data available on the number of parents who own snacks in their home, there are indications that they’re becoming a common sight.
Parents in the United Kingdom and Canada reported that they use the product to help with the transition between school and work.
And in Australia, a study found that parents who buy a snack tray are more likely to keep snacks in the home.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said in 2016 that parents should limit their consumption of foods that come in snack boxes to less than four ounces of total calories.
The AAP recommends that all families be prepared to switch to a more nutritious approach when preparing lunches and snacks.
The organization also recommends parents give their kids time to digest foods, as well as to eat in a designated spot.
But it says the most important thing is to make the transition to eating in a separate space where kids can get more rest and enjoy a healthy meal.
A lot of parents are starting their own snacks, too, which are starting in stores this year, including some brands from brands like Nestle and Unilever.