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Easter Sunday is just a few days away!
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!
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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