December 18, 2014

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Halloween Candy Alternatives

Research shows that when given a choice between treats and toys, kids prefer the toys. So, think outside the Jack-'o-Lantern this Halloween! 

Here's a list of spook-tacular candy alternatives for little ghosts and goblins. 

  • Temporary tattoos
  • Stickers
  • Glow jewelry
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Pennies
  • Plastic spider rings
  • Crayons or pencils
  • Kazoos or whistles

List adapted from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 

 

 

 

The holidays can also be a time to get clever with every day foods, whether  for trick-or-treat items or in your child's lunch box.
Dress up bananas, hard-boiled eggs or clementines and check out your child's reaction! Have a happy and healthy Halloween!