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Jessica Gutsue

-Bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University,
-Master’s degree in dietetic education from Western Michigan University
-Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association since 2008
-Nutritionist at Cultivate Nutrition

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Heart-Healthy Halloween

pumpkin 1Consider giving some healthier items to trick-or-treaters this year or at least don’t buy candy that you like because you will eat the leftovers! Remember Halloween starts the holiday season and the average weight gain over the holiday season is 1-2lb which may not seem like much, but the weight is usually not lost from year to year! Here are some healthy Halloween ideas:

Healthier Treats:

Clementines or small oranges decorated like Jack-O-Lanterns (with non-toxic ink)
100% juice boxes or pouches
Snack-sized packages of pretzels, popcorn, dried fruit, trail mix, nuts or pumpkin seeds
Snack-sized packages of fresh fruits and vegetables, such as baby carrots or apple slices
Mini boxes of raisins 100% real fruit strips, ropes or leathers
Squeezable yogurt tubes or pouches
Sugar-free chewing gum

Non-edible items: (some items may not be appropriate for all ages-choking hazard)
Glow sticks or small glow-in-the-dark toys
Crayons and coloring books
Stickers or stamps
Soap bubble makers
Plastic spider rings or vampire teeth

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