So you may have noticed that kids eat differently than adults. Sometimes they hoover everything in sight. Sometimes they survive on fresh air and sunshine. Sometimes they eat what is offered, sometimes they will only eat peanut butter sandwiches three times a day.
Even accounting for those things, kids eat more hiking and camping than at home.
Boo will eat constantly while hiking if we let her, but her most common fuels are dried fruit and hard-boiled-eggs. Dried fruits are easy and cheap if you have a dehydrator and buy seasonally, or easy and not cheap if you buy them. She won't eat nuts and has trouble with jerky, but will inhale eggs, so that's our snack protein of choice.
Kid claims to be hungry? Feed her.
Kid flagging? Feed her.
Kid cold? Feed her.
Kid hot? Feed her.
Kid in need of a nap? Feed her.
Kid needs motivation? Feed her.
Kid whiny? Feed her.
Starting a hike? Feed her.
Ending a hike? Feed her.
She fell down and is crying inconsolably? Feed her.
She sees a tasty invasive? Let her eat it.
My kiddo eats on the trail almost as much as she runs.
What do your kids snack on?