Healthy Halloween

October 25th, 2011|Nutrition|Comments Off on Healthy Halloween

Yes, your favorite Halloween treats can fit into a healthy diet. When your kids come home from trick-or-treating with their bags filled with candy, you don’t need to give up on your goal of helping your children eat healthfully. The keys, as always, are balance, variety and moderation.You and your kids should agree in advance on how much candy they can eat at a time, and when they can eat it.When they get home from trick-or-treating, have your children sort their candy into piles of “favorites” and “not so favorites,” and make sure the favorites pile contains miniature pieces to help control portions.As with any treat, candy can be a part of a child’s healthful eating plan — in moderation.Some nutrition info on some Halloween treats: fun size Snickers 72 calories and 4g fat, 4 pieces of Twizzlers licorice 133 calories, 1 full size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup 80 calories and 4.5g fat.