food for light meals or for eating between meals

A snack is a small amount of food eaten between meals. It can be any kind of food that you do not eat in large amount. People eat snacks if they are hungry between meals. For example, eating potato chips after lunch but before dinner is eating a snack. Other foods that can be eaten as snacks are fruit, candy, muffins, ice cream, and popcorn.

Bratwurst is a common snack in Germany
Potato chips, a popular snack
Vegetables are a healthy snack

Snacking has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.[1] Now only few people do not snack. Most snacks bought are processed foods.


  1. Moss, Michael (2020-06-16). "Has Pandemic Snacking Lured Us Back to Big Food and Bad Habits?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-06-01.