VICENZA, Italy -- Whether sending in snacks for an elementary school class, contributing to a holiday party or making daily lunches, parents only want the best for their children.

There are tons of snacks to pack that are easy, not time-consuming and better than an unhealthy pre-packaged bag of junk food.

Following are 36 healthy snack ideas compiled from a variety of "back to school" websites, guaranteed to contain something for even the pickiest eater. Happy, healthy eating!

Cheese with pretzel sticks or fruit
Peanut butter with yogurt, granola and blueberries
Animal crackers dipped in low-fat pudding
Banana dipped in yogurt, rolled in cereal
Peanut butter on celery topped with raisins
Trail mix with nuts and dried fruits
Frozen yogurt and banana sandwich on graham cracker
Small baked potato, microwaved, topped with cheese and salsa
Peanut butter or yogurt with apple slices
Whole-grain cereal
Instant oatmeal with cranberries and walnuts
Pita and hummus
Granola bar dipped in low-fat yogurt
Hard-boiled egg
Chips and salsa
Baby carrots dipped in low-fat ranch dressing
Mini pizza: toasted English muffin drizzled with pizza sauce, sprinkled with favorite veggies and low-fat mozzarella
Flour tortilla with turkey, ham, cheese and mustard
Breadsticks and salsa
Pears with cottage cheese
Crushed graham cracker on low- or no-fat chocolate pudding
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole grain bread
Fruit and yogurt smoothie
Grated parmesan on popcorn
Baked apples with cinnamon and granola
Banana pancakes
Oatmeal cookies with cranberries or raising
Pretzels dipped in honey mustard
Jell-O with fruit
Strawberries dipped in yogurt
Rice cakes with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese
Applesauce with cinnamon
Homemade baked Chex mix with rice chex, peanuts and pretzel sticks
Waffle cone filled with fruit, topped with low-fat vanilla yogurt
Mini waffles dipped in cinnamon applesauce
Rolled tortilla with yogurt, sliced strawberries and bananas