2012 Healthy On The Hill Oct 29
Last week we talked about Halloween night. Now that the trick or treating is over, what can you do with the piles of candy that have been sorted and graphed?
Here are some tips on ways to go about helping to control the candy consumption in your house. They may not work for everyone, but might be worth a try.
1. First, if there is something that no one likes, put it in a separate pile right away.
2. Determine how many pieces of candy can be eaten each night and put it in a baggie for a certain number of nights, maybe a week?
3. Some households allow children to enjoy their candy for a certain number of minutes every night for a few nights after Halloween.
4. Some parents will consider “buying” candy to make sure healthy eating doesn’t get side tracked.
Even with these tips, there is still bound to be leftover candy so here are some other suggestions:
1. DONATE – bring your candy to Sherborn Dental, right in the center of town. They will send the candy to troops overseas through a program called Operation Gratitude. Just be sure to drop it off by November 7th. You can even have your kids write a letter to the troops!
2. Bring excess candy to work – sometimes adults like a sweet treat too J
3. Save it for a future project, like making gingerbread houses or something during the winter holidays.
4. Use it for an art project – skittles and m&m’s can make a colorful mosaic!
5. If you have leftover unopened candy that your family did not give out, ask if it can be returned to the store.
6. Save other leftover candy for a nearby birthday party piñata or goodie bag.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, BE SAFE - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!