treats for santa

Treats for SantaAs Santa Claus makes his yearly trek around the world, children everywhere will leave treats for the big guy to fuel him on his ride. But don’t forget Santa needs nutrition too.If Mr. C. drinks a glass of whole milk and eats 2 butter cookies at every American household he visits, he will consume more than 7 billion calories and more than 3 million grams of fat in one night.So take time to leave Santa a healthy treat, like low-fat milk and graham crackers; yogurt mixed with fruit and cereal; or a peanut butter sandwich. And don’t forget his reindeer; they’ll like chopped vegetables like carrots, celery and broccoli.

Getting your children involved in prepping Santa’s snack plate can be a great way to teach them the importance of healthy diet, especially when they need energy for a task as demanding as Santa’s.

Nadine is a kids eat right volunteer.

About nadineandadamblog

Nadine and Adam are mother and son. Nadine lives in Florida where she has provided outpatient MNT in a large healthsystem for the past 20 years. In addition, she teaches nutrition to second and third year family medicine residents. She is a past-spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Adam lives in Washington State. His career has largely been involved in recipe development and food production. He is currently developing recipes and menus for the Seattle schools to meet the new federal guidelines for school nutrition programs and he does outpatient nutrition counseling. He is also a voice in PSAs over Seattle radio representing the Washington Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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