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School Wellness - Valentine's Day Alternatives

As Valentine’s Day approaches, chocolate hearts and Sweet Tarts are on everyone’s mind. However, this year, we challenge you to rethink your Valentine’s Day gift! Consider these alternative ideas (compliments of LiveWell):

  • Give the gift of time. Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year. Plan a fun activity with your sweetheart or family. Ice skating or snowshoeing are perfect winter-time options.
  • Write a heartfelt note. In the age of email and text messaging, hand written notes are a special way to express your appreciation for loved ones and friends.
  • Think outside the heart-shaped box. Flowers, balloons, and stuffed animals are classic non-food gifts. Etsy and local craft markets offer personalized, one-of-a-kind items that are sure to win you points. And for school valentines? Consider glow sticks, fun pencils, bubbles, puzzles, and more.
  • Encourage healthy treats for celebrations. There are a number of sweet ideas for healthy Valentine’s Day treats pinned on LiveWell’s Pinterest page. Take a look and encourage others to celebrate with you in heart- and health-friendly ways.



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