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Posted October 7, 2011 | Leave a comment
Healthy birthday celebrations at school
The school year is fully under way. Throughout the year, elementary children often bring treats to school to celebrate their birthdays with fellow classmates. Typical foods for celebrations include cupcakes, cookies and other foods high in fat and sugar. Given that the obesity rates among children are on the rise, birthday celebrations can become a teachable moment for children.
First identify if you want your child's party to include food. If food is going to be part of the celebration, here are some ideas for healthful party snacks:
Here are some ideas for parties that have an activity focus:
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Involve your child in planning a party that is unique and that shifts the focus away from unhealthy foods to fun activities.
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