I have just received a letter from Mrs. Santa Claus. She needs a favor this year. Here’s the message:

Dear Children of the World,
Will you help me, please? My husband is getting fatter and fatter every day. He gets bigger and bigger all the time.  This is a huge problem, because all of his pants are now too small. Santa has been eating too much. I do not want him to have a lot of candy or cookies when he comes to your house.  Please just give him one cookie and two pieces of candy at the most. I know that children like to leave a snack out for Santa, and it’s very nice of you, but I love Santa very much and I don’t want him to get sick on all of that sweet food.
If you want, you could give Santa an apple or an orange, a small bag of nuts, or a few pretzels in a dish. A glass of milk would be fine, but please do not give him too much pop to drink. Pop makes him burp. Thank you for helping me keep my husband healthy.  I know he will bring all of you lots and lots of great toys and gifts.
Merry Christmas!
Your friend,

Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus has given us something to think about. What would you like to leave out for Santa? Draw a picture of a plate of food you think Santa might like. And remember… keep it healthy!