For many, Halloween kicks off the annual holiday season, which stretches for several months of celebrations with family and friends. These celebrations involve a consistent presence of food, and often that of the unhealthy persuasion. And Halloween, with its ever-expanding candy sacks, may be the biggest culprit. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
A healthy Halloween starts at home. The way you celebrate with your family will set the tone for health as your kids partake in other classroom parties and out-of-school time celebrations. Here are some treat tips for your household:
Plan to trick-or-treat after a healthy dinner. When your kids are full, they will be less likely to snack on the treats they accumulate later in the evening.
Leave the pillow cases at home and give your kids smaller treat containers to use while venturing out to collect their neighborhood bounty.
Participate in a Halloween candy buy-back program where children donate their Halloween candy to American soldiers overseas. Or swap your child’s sweet for a sweet prize, toy or extra minutes playing at the park.
Happy Healthy Halloween from the Get Healthy Team!