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Chocolate or Vanilla?


"Chocolate products contain a small amount of caffeine," notes Melinda Johnson, M.S., R.D., a spokesperson for the ADA. "If a child overdoes it with chocolate, he may be a bit more wired than usual. Most adults won't feel the effect."

Keep in mind: Birthday treats are just that--treats. Let kids have no more than one slice of cake, which is packed with saturated fat, and one scoop of ice cream.

(Credit: Alli Arnold)

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