How is it that Halloween is only one week away already?!
One of our colleagues is always pushing to provide healthy treats on Halloween, much to her husband’s chagrin; perhaps she can use this article from GlobeNewsWire to sway him.
“Healthyroads – the award-winning wellness subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) – offers five tips to help families stay healthier during Halloween:”
- Give out a different kind of treat. I think she’s planning on giving out Vitabite brownies and bubble gum flavored toothpaste. This article suggests toys, stickers, temporary tattoos, or glow sticks;
- Reduce container size. Although we used to go out with pillowcases, ASH suggests actually providing small, decorated bags to encourage a smaller stash;
- Portion the candy. Didn’t your parents do this for you, limit the amount you could eat each day? Well, regardless, this is what is recommended you do for your children;
- Choose favorites. Well, this is an interesting idea: “Ask children to choose their favorite candies, then pay them a penny for each treat they are willing to give up. Donate those treats or save them in the freezer for a rainy day;”
- Throw a healthy Halloween party. OK, we know this “trick,” but doesn’t it only work with younger children, or as a prequel to the neighborhood walk?
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