6 tips for a healthier Halloween

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  Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2018

6 tips for a healthier Halloween

Library Home  >  Health, Wellbeing & NutritionArts, Crafts & Activity Ideas
  Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2018
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Lollies and chocolate and sugar crashes, oh my.

Halloween can be a scary time when it comes to balancing good health with great fun, but here are some tricks for keeping the sugar levels down and the excitement levels up.

  1. Eat a good meal before going trick or treating: the idea is to top up your child with healthy food before they fill up on lollies, and if you need some inspiration, this Eyeball Pasta looks frightfully delicious.

  2. Take the long way round: trick or treating is a great chance to zombie walk, skeleton skip and ghost dance around the neighbourhood, so choose a longer route and get some exercise on the way.

  3. Swap out the sugar: when handing out treats on the doorstep, you can share non-sweet goodies, like stickers, glow-sticks and bubble-blowers, instead of lollies.

  4. Make some freakishly healthy snacks: if you're having a Halloween party at home, there are lots of spooktacular ideas for savoury and fruit-focused food, including:

  5. Set a lolly limit: most treats have a long shelf life, so decide how many treats your child is allowed to eat on 31 October, then put the rest aside to be meted out over time.

  6. Make a trade-off: if your child has collected loads of lollies, you could ask them to swap some of their stash for a non-food reward, like going to a new playground or getting to stay up later than usual one night.

Whatever tricks you use, here's to a happy and healthier Halloween

This child care article was last reviewed or updated on Monday, 27 July 2020

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