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Halloween is a kid favorite for a reason. There are spooky decorations, festive costumes and fun activities. But there’s also a lot of sugar floating around. As a parent, it’s challenging to know which choices are the right ones. Keep reading for some practical tips for keeping your family healthy, whether you decide to go out … or stay in.
Tips for Trick-or-Treat Goers
Halloween and candy go together like a witch and a broomstick. Too much of those unhealthy treats can do scary things to your child’s health. So before you send your kids out for trick-or-treating, follow these four tips…
- Have a healthy meal with fruits and veggies. Filling up on a healthy meal before they go out can reduce their temptation to snack or overindulge.
- Discuss limits ahead of time. Encourage your kids to be mindful of the amount of candy and snacks they eat.
- Find the right bag. Make sure your child’s trick-or-treat bag is appropriately sized. Smaller bags mean less sweets.
- Set boundaries. Limit the houses your children visit to a 2- or 3-block radius. This way, you’ll have a more moderate amount of treats to manage.
Tips for Stay-At-Homers
Staying home on Halloween night? Whip up these healthy treats!
Healthy Treat Options
Or, lose the food altogether and give out fun items like:
Cook up even more fun by serving these delicious dishes for your family to snack on.
Whether you’re a trick-or-treat goer or stay-at-homer, celebrate Halloween with your health in mind. For more wicked-awesome ideas, follow us on Pinterest.