Mon February 13, 2012
DUPAGE COUNTY-The DuPage County Health Department suggests that parents use Valentine's Day-an occasion for candy and sugary snacks-as a festive opportunity to get their little ones to eat healthier foods and treats.
Generally, children will gravitate toward foods that are attractive, novel and eye-catching, so use this holiday to alter snacks to encourage healthy consumption. Remember that while it is fine to occasionally give your children sweets for a festive occasion, it is also important to establish healthy eating habits.
Now is your chance to get the kids to eat some healthier foods by making these Valentine's Day snack treats that are festive and eye-catching:
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