Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat!!
With Halloween right around the corner, we thought we would share some healthy halloween tips. We know its difficult to make healthy choices when you are surrounded by plentiful amounts of sugar. Its seems during this time of year that not only are the ghosts and goblins trying to haunt us with boos! and screams, but also with candy candy CANDY!!

When kids get home from trick-or-treating, allow them to use their newly acquired candy as a sort of currency. First, have kids pile through and choose favorites and non-favorites. Then, make a wager with them that for every piece of candy they fork over they get a penny or nickel. Then kids can use their newly acquired money to buy something (non-food focused) at the store. With the candy that is left, be sure to immediately stash out of sight. Allow kids to choose one piece a day and preferably after a meal.

Not all candy is created equal. When you do indulge, try to pick out the lowest calorie and sugar options available.

Have a SAFE and HAPPY Halloween!

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