by Lorelei Jones
When you think about a special Valentine’s Day celebration, what comes to your mind first? Was it the chocolate or the dinner? Probably not. It was more likely a sweet message from a dear friend or family member, a simple note, a kind gesture, or a fond memory of time spent together.
Rather than load your loved ones up on candy and extra calories, why not give your Valentine a gift they will really remember. Even on Valentine’s Day, you can make healthy choices that show you care.
If you would like more ideas to make your Valentine’s Day both healthy and happy, check out these suggestions from the American Heart Association!
Lorelei Jones is the North Carolina Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Coordinator at North Carolina State University.