Trick or Treat?

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Halloween is just around the corner. These days Halloween seems to be about how much rubbish (sweets) your child can fit into their bag before it breaks. However, it is a perfect time to introduce healthy foods into your child’s diet in a fun way.

Fruits and nuts were used for a variety of traditional Halloween games. Nuts such as Brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts are rich in goods fats, protein and variety nutrients such as zinc, selenium and vitamin E. All play an essential role in having an optimum function immune system.

Fruits such as apples, oranges, bananas, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are rich in nutrients, fibre and wide variety of phyto-chemicals. Phyto-chemicals are responsible for the colour’s we see in fruits and vegetables plants such as purple, red and the orange pumpkins we see at Halloween. Phyto-chemicals are rich in antioxidants and really give your immune that extra boost.

So get creative with your fruits and nuts. Encourage your child child to try some at home, play and have fun!

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