Soy-protein snacks in the afternoon promote feelings of fullness and delays subsequent eating, the findings showed."Standard meals tend to go to the wayside for kids this age particularly from mid-afternoon to late evening and many of the convenient 'grab-and-go' snacks are high in fat and sugar.

In addition to the appetite and satiety benefits, we found that when the teens ate the high-protein snacks, they incorporated more protein throughout the day and consumed less dietary fat.In addition, we also found that the high-protein snacks improved certain aspects of mood and cognitive function.

The afternoon protein snacks used in the study were soy-protein pudding.

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