Halloween is known for being a scary time of year, but as registered dietitians and moms – the most frightening part for us is that the average trick-or-treater consumes about 3 cups of sugar (4,800 calories!) on Halloween night alone. Eeks! And then theres still all of the leftover candy to consider.
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More than 36 million children in the United States go trick-or-treating, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s a great deal of sugar-laden Halloween candy that is finding its way back into our homes. Young guests at your Halloween party will have their fill of candy and chocolate, so take this opportunity to derail the sugar train for a night. Treat kids to something different in their Halloween party favor bags by eliminating the sugar and elevating the fun.
As fall gets into full swing, we can’t help but be super excited for one of our favorite holidays, HALLOWEEN! When we were kids, we used to love to trick-or-treat and now with children and nieces of our own, we are really looking forward to sharing this fun day with them.But don’t get too scared… just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean we feed them with endless amounts of candy and unhealthy snacks!