Avoid Sugar on Easter Sunday


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Easter Sunday is just a few days away!Cute hispanic girl eating watermelon

If you’re like many Latino families then you will most likely have a barbacoa in the park and spend quality time with los abuelos, tios y primos.

Unfortunately, vegetables and carnitas are not the only foods we eat on Easter Sunday—especially our children. A regular chocolate bunny packs a whopping 20g of sugar! Over 30% of Latino children in the U.S. are obese/overweight (which contributes to cancer) and binging on candy on Easter Sunday will not make them any healthier.

Here are 3 ideas on how your children can have a blast on Easter Sunday and stay healthy:

Toys instead of candy:

Do something different this year and instead of giving your children and sobrinos candy in their Easter baskets give them small toys!

Tasty fruits:

Give tasty fruits that most children enjoy such as oranges, grapes and mangos instead of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow peeps and other candies that pack over 10g of sugar!!

Organize a soccer game:

There’s no better way for children to burn a few calories and have fun than a good ol’ soccer match! Organize 15-minute soccer games and don’t forget to bring plenty of water!




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