Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. As we plan our extravagant meals of rich desserts, chocolates and other treats often associated with this celebration, we can also be mindful of nutrition.

Many of us love rich decadent cheesecake and most cheesecakes are high in saturated fat and can contain calories in excess of 1,000 per serving. Cheesecake servings are tiny with a sliver equally 1/12 of a 9-inch cheesecake for a serving. One sliver can contain 35 grams of fat and 36 grams of sugar.

Rhonda Friend is the Fayette County Purdue Extension Educator.