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Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

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					Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy
         Listed below are recommended ideas for Halloween Treats!
   Raw vegetable sticks with low fat dressing or yogurt dip
   Fresh fruit wedges (cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, pineapple, oranges)
   Sliced fruit (nectarines, peaches, kiwi, star fruit, plums, pears, mangos, apples)
   Fruit salad
   100% fruit or vegetable juice
   Frozen fruit pops with fruit juice
   Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apples, apricots)
   Single serving applesauce cup or fruit cups
   Fruit smoothies made with low fat milk
   Cereal and low fat milk
   Trail mix (nut-free)
   Party mix (nut-free variety of cereals, pretzels, or reduced fat crackers)
   Pretzels
   Baked chips with salsa or low fat dips
   Low fat muffins (nut-free), small or mini
   Granola bars (nut-free)
   Graham crackers, animal crackers, goldfish crackers
   Fig bars
   Mini bagels with light cream cheese
   Low fat flavored yogurt or fruit parfaits
   Low fat pudding cups
   Low fat milk products (string cheese or cubes, single serving cottage cheese)
   Low fat tortilla chips with salsa or bean dip
   Angel food cake plain or topped with fruit
   Whole grain crackers with cheese or hummus
   Rice cakes
   Handi-Snacks
   Gingersnaps
   Envelope of hot chocolate mix or hot cider
   Envelope of oatmeal, cup ‘o soup or microwave popcorn
   100 calorie packs
   Bottled water
                                                             For more information, contact:
                                                         Miss Jillian Meloy, MS, RD, lDN
                                                    Greater Latrobe School District
                                                         Jillian.Meloy@glsd.k12.pa.us
                                                 Food Service Department: 724-539-8141
                    Non-Food Alternatives
     Halloween pencils, pens or erasers
     Notepads/notebooks
     Crayons
     Bookmarkers
     Coloring/activity books
     Rulers
     Coupons to area restaurants
     Stickers
     Noisemakers
     Little bottles of bubbles
     Colored chalk
     Trading cards
     Temporary tattoos
     Plastic fang teeth
     Small games, such as tiny decks of playing cards/flash cards
     Plastic spider rings
     Halloween drinking straws


                              Shopping Tips
      LOOK FOR
            Bite size or snack size portions
            Single serving packaging
            Check ingredient list so that sugar is NOT the first ingredient
                            KEY WORDS
             Brown sugar                  Invert sugar
             Corn Sweetener               Lactose
             Corn Syrup                   Maltose
             Dextrose                     Malt syrup
             Fructose                     Molasses
             Glucose                      Raw Sugar
             High fructose corn syrup     Sucrose
             Honey                        Syrup




“Nutrition and Halloween aren’t two words that are normally seen together, but
  it is possible to promote healthy eating habits during the Halloween season”

				
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