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Ideas for non-sugar Easter treats

By Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

Americans, especially children, eat too much sugar. The average child under 12 consumes 49 pounds of sugar per year, according to the USDA Economic Research Service.

I received an e-mail from Staci Torgeson suggesting these for non-cavity inducing treats for Easter baskets:

Chick Sticker Bunny Stamp

Custom bunny stamp and chick stickers – Add your personalized text to the outer circle of a design that frames a silhouette of a fuzzy bunny. Or, choose a chick in an Easter egg wearing bunny ears on a round sticker that you can use for envelope seals, return address labels, or favor tags.

Toe Blooms

ToeBlooms – Try ToeBlooms, an accessory for baby girls from newborn to 12 months that can be worn on bare feet or over socks.

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Underouts – Consider Underouts, underwear that’s designed to be seen so active girls don’t have to worry about their underwear showing.

Personal child stories – Prepare a book that’s customized and personalized for your child or grandchild. 

Here are articles that offer other non-sugar Easter alternatives:

“Treats Low in Sugar Just as Sweet for Easter Baskets” – Dayton Daily News

“Taking the Sugar Out of Easter” – www.BlogWithMom.com

“Healthier Alternatives for Easter Baskets” – KidZui

“Healthy Alternatives for Easter Baskets” – BlissPlan

“Forget Candy! Fill Easter Eggs With Healthy Treats” – lilsugar

“Build a (Healthy & Natural) Easter Basket” – Happy Healthy Mama

Copyright 2011, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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