Ghosts and goblins, carved pumpkins, masks, candy—how will you celebrate this ghoulish day? Enjoy a modest, not oversized, portion of candy. Skip mindless noshing on candy that is around after Halloween.
Help your child go easy on sugary snacks and brush teeth after any snacks!
For other “be-witching” ways to enjoy the day:
- Offer non-candy treats: boxed raisins, packets of nuts or pretzels, apples
- Teach self-discipline with snacks. Help kids ration their Halloween booty—just one small portion a day. It’s fun to stretch the festivity!
- Brew up a quick, active Halloween get-together-for kids or adults. Bob for apples. Act out of charades or “scary stories”. Serve apple juice (hot or cold), popcorn, pumpkin or oatmeal cookies, or make-your-own pizza (decorated with a scary face) with veggies.
Brought to you by the Healthy Eating and Active Living Coalition of Pierce County Source: 365 Days of Healthy Eating from the American Dietetic Association (Wiley 2004), Roberta Larson Duyff, MS, RD, FADA, CFCS