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If you're looking for healthy Valentine alternatives for your kids to hand out, try these ideas. Add a cute note, and you're set.

Bananas – "I'm Bananas over You!"

Apples – "You're the Apple of my Eye!"

Sugar free gum – "I'm Stuck on You!"

Stickers – "I'm Stuck on You!"

Valentine's pencils – "You're the Write One for Me!" or "You're all Write!"

Bubbles – "I'm Bubbling over for You!"

Ruler – "Valentine, You Rule!"

Glow Stick – "You Make My Heart Glow!"

Mini Bag of Microwave Popcorn – "To a Pop Pop Pop-ular Friend!"

Teddy Grahams – "Bear Hugs for My Valentine!"

Orange – "Orange You Glad I Picked You?"

Bookmarks – "You'll Never Lose Your Place with Me!"

Gold Fish Crackers – "You're a Great Catch, Valentine!" or "You are o"fish"ally my Valentine!"

Temporary Tattoos with Valentine's Theme

These ideas came from David City Public Schools Healthy Celebrations.

Audra Losey MS RD

Registered Dietitian from UNL Extension

Audra Losey is a wife and mom of two young children. She is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in Community Nutrition and Health Promotion and dual bachelor degrees in Exercise Science and Dietetics. Audra is employed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Nutrition Education Program teaching limited resource families in Douglas and Sarpy counties about healthy eating on a budget. She's especially interested in teaching kids about food and physical activity, and connect ...

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