Scary facts and healthy solutions for a healthier Halloween!
According to the US Census Bureau, the Average American eats 25 pounds of candy every year with a large portion of that eaten during Halloween time.
If your child eats 12 treats that is about equal to 30 packets of sugar. Now, who would give their child 30 packets of sugar. It adds up quickly, all that sugar hidden in a small piece of candy.
Approximately 2 teaspoons of sugar in each:
Manage and limit Halloween loot to a small amount with portion control tips to limit high sugar foods, Kids can enjoy healthy foods and treats that are not candy based. Although it seem like nutrition and Halloween are an unlikely match, there are some Halloween learning opportunities that can help your child to establish healthy eating habits. Promoting a Healthy Halloween Tips -Article
Kids have their own nutrition based story for October, as Chef Solus and the Explorer characters celebrate Halloween and learn about making healthy choices and the importance of making sweets a ‘once in while’ treat. Fun Halloween Nutrition Story
Halloween Printables- new printables for parents including; Chef Solus’ top low and no sugar treat list, healthy holiday themed party foods and recipes, and fun Holiday themed lunch notes to print out for your children’s lunch boxes.
Last but not least, our most popular seasonal addition is Fun Halloween Coloring Pages for Kids. Coloring activities such as seasonal orange vegetables, Jack O Lanterns to color, Halloween scenes and bookmarks!
Have a safe, fun and healthy Halloween!