A quick perusal of the Internet’s take on strategies parents can use to limit the candy carnage on Halloween frequently invokes words like “horror” and a variety of tortured takes on “trick-or-treat.”
But UW Health registered dietitian Cassie Vanderwall sees Halloween as an opportunity to teach children valuable lessons about restraint and moderation.
Halloween can be a scary time for more reasons than the goblins and spooky ghosts. Halloween seems to kick-off the season of treats. Many parents dread Halloween due to the amount of candy that their child drags home after a long night of trick-or-treating. This can be unwelcome, especially if any member of the family is attempting to manage their weight. Let’s take a moment and spin this into a learning opportunity.