On the night of Halloween, the average child eats between 3,500 to 7,000 calories worth of treats, with many sweets left over to last a week worth of calories! Although, experts in healthcare say that there is nothing wrong will allowing your child to eat some candy on Halloween night, as long as the rest of the year is generally spent clean eating.
Ensure that this Halloween is not a dentist or doctor nightmare:
- Fill up before heading out
If you provide a meal or a filling snack for your children before trick-or-treating, they will eat fewer pieces of candy during the night.
- Hand out healthy treats
Non-sugary foods can still be fun! Why not hand out cheese and crackers, pretzels, apples as a treat!
- Walk and tour
Encourage your children to walk from house to house instead of driving them!
- Give away extra candy
Consider donating a pile of collected candy to a local senior citizens home, food pantry, or a children’s hospital to show a sign of good faith and reduce the temptation of sugary snacking.
This Halloween night, be sure to take precautions in protecting your child’s health and teach them a valuable lesson of giving. Contact Sackett & Associates Insurance Services, serving Sebastopal and surrounding areas in California, to provide your family with the health insurance that you deserve.