Tips for having a healthy Halloween

Oct 17, 2019

Halloween is quickly approaching, and for parents everywhere, it’s time to do the last-minute candy runs and costume fitting. However, the one thing on the back of most parents' minds is how to avoid the end-of-the-night candy overload.

So to ensure the night ends right, and without a stomach ache, consider these tips:

Fill Up Beforehand

It’s easy for parents to rush around before the trick-or-treating and leave dinner until the last minute, but doing so can lead to a dinner full of chocolate and sweets. Instead, preplan dinner before you go out for a walk, so your child is full and less tempted to indulge.

Consider Your Own Healthy Treats

Halloween isn’t just about the candy, so why not prepare some apples with caramel or pretzels with chocolate to have after you go house-to-house? By offering some healthier sweets, your child will be less likely to dip into his candy bag for seconds.

Be Prepared

It is important to remember that you will be spending the night walking from house to house and that activity level can increase your child's hunger. Consider bringing some snacks for the road, like carrot sticks or celery.

Limit the Leftovers

The most accurate way to ensure that your child doesn’t eat their way to a stomach ache is by letting them know that only a few pieces a day are allowed. This is an excellent opportunity to talk to them about nutrition and fueling their bodies, too. Explaining that candy is a sometimes treat, and that too much can make them feel sick, can teach them to be more mindful of what they are eating.

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