Raleigh plans second round of healthy, candy-free egg hunts
Posted March 31, 2014
When Raleigh parks holds its slew of egg hunts on April 12, kids won't be filling their baskets with sugary treats.
For the second year, the city will continue to provide healthier snack options and prizes instead of candy for its annual egg hunts at 10 parks across the city this year. The switch is part of the city's efforts to emphasize the importance of physical activity and healthy eating.
In addition to the healthy snacks and prizes, a portion of the eggs will be "Eco Eggs," which are made of plant instead of petroleum-based materials. They also are BPA free, have 100 percent renewable content and are fully compostable after use, a press release says.
At last year's egg hunts, kids took home stickers, tattoos, erasers, bubbles, crayons, finger puppets and bouncy balls. Some eggs had pretzels, Goldfish crackers or fruit snacks.
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