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The Not So Chocolately Easter Treat

Our post today comes from Jenny Douglas – Jumpstart Nutrition. Come visit Jumpstart Nutrition at our Show on Sunday 16 September 2018.

Jennifer Douglas is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian with more than 12 years experience working as a Dietitian. Jennifer’s specialty is Paediatrics (children’s nutrition) dealing particularly with food allergies/intolerances, gastrointestinal disorders, sports nutrition, faltering growth, weight management and nutrient deficiencies.

Easter eggs start filling the supermarket aisle in February and it’s a hard task as a parent to avoid the nagging requests for chocolate treats. If you are looking for an alternative for the Easter chocolate overload for your kids this year, then here’s a few ideas to get you started:

  • An easter egg hunt finding little fluffy chick toys, or plastic eggs hidden around the garden with the end prize being a big soft fluffy duck/bunny or some craft items.

  • Build a fort, setup a sandpit or a swing in the garden the night before Easter Sunday, and tell the kids the easter bunny must have come during the night

  • Get your kids to make hand-painted hollow eggs for their friends and family members as gifts

  • Buy a book about the Easter story or about bunnies/ducklings

  • Gift an Easter activity book with stickers, colouring in and other craft to keep the little one busy over the long weekend

  • Give a pack of yellow, orange and green coloured pens or glitter pens and a scrap book to make an easter story, OR make-up your own Easter story using family photos and make it into a book.

  • Get your kids in the kitchen to cook Dad/Mum/Grandparents a special Easter breakfast

  • Get some cute egg cups for the next time you have eggs and dippy toast.

If you have any questions or to learn more about Jumpstart Nutrition you can contact Jenny via her website (


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