5 Tricks for a Healthier Halloween

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:”

  1. 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;
  2. Reduce container size.   Although we used to go out with pillowcases, ASH suggests actually providing small, decorated bags to encourage a smaller stash;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;”
  5. 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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