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Happy and Healthy Halloween
These days, as we are getting more and more informed about nutrition and conscious about our health, many of us are thinking of alternatives for the Halloween treat. But no one wants to be "that" house... I think you know which one - the one that gives out toothbrushes or mini-raisin boxes. We don't want to be the house that the neighborhood kids dread!
Many of the treats that kids bring home on Halloween can play evil tricks on parents, whether it's the sugar high, the fighting over candy, or the begging for one more piece! As a result, some parents have come up with different ideas and options for a healthier Halloween that is still fun for kids.
Here are some treat alternatives instead of handing out candy:
What you offer visiting trick-or-treaters is only part of the battle. The real challenge for many families comes once the kids return home with the plastic pumpkin basket (or pillow case) filled to the rim with candy and sweet treats. Here are several ideas that may work for your family:
You can check with your local dentist and orthodontist to see if they are offering anything similar; you can also organize your own buyback program to benefit your children's school or recreational sports league. Swapping candy for exercise - now that's a real treat!
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