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Healthy Halloween Treats and Ideas For Low Sugar Options

Michelle Mirizzi • MS, Registered Dietitian • Oct 19, 2012

Healthy Halloween Treats

You can use Halloween as a time to be a role model and show your children that you spend time thinking about healthier choices. This helps kids learn that healthy eating is very important to you and the family.

Always keeping it fun and a positive experience:

  • make it a game to 'hunt' in the grocery store for healthier choices
  • teach your children to read food labels to find the treats that are lower in sugar
  • teach kids how to avoid the sugar rich Halloween treat foods that are strongly advertised


Halloween does not have to be about candy, but to most people delicious treats may be the only thing on their mind.  You can also be creative and find the cutest infant costumes available online. Here are some healthy alternatives to Halloween treats that are fun and inexpensive that can be handed out to trick-or-treaters.
Fun 'Low Sugar' Alternatives and Candy Free Treats for Halloween
  • Sugar free gum
  • Stickers
  • Bouncy balls
  • Slimy necklaces
  • Rubber spiders
  • Vampire teeth
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Snack size package of popcorn
  • Individual packets of crayons
  • Halloween pencils
  • Fancy erasers
  • Pencil toppers
  • Coins (pennies, nickels, dimes)
  • Yo-yos
  • "Slime"
  • Small jar of play-do
  • Decoder rings
  • Glow-sticks
  • Tiny decks of cards
  • Bubbles

For parents with children who have diabetes, there is no reason your child can't enjoy this holiday by following these Halloween diabetic tips.  And always follow Halloween safety rules for a fun, healthy Halloween.









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Written by Michelle MirizziWritten on Oct 19, 2012Last updated on Feb 26, 2015




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