halloween is so much fun when you’re a kid. dressing up in a funny or scary or cute costume, running around the neighbourhood with your friends, watching scary movies and of course, the candy. ugh, the candy.
who among us didn’t come home with a pillowcase or halloween bag filled with tasty treats?!
i’m not playing twix when i say i love halloween.
and while there’s nothing wrong with letting your kids indulge in some sugary goodness, an overemphasis on the candy gathering part of the holiday can lead to some unhealthy habits.
obesity rates among canadian children have tripled over the last 30 years, and we know that children living with obesity are more likely to develop other health problems and struggle with their weight later in life.
currently, over 60% of adult canadians are living with obesity or overweight.
with those statistics in mind, why not try to implement some healthier habits this halloween? it could be a real breath of fresh scare.
there’s no way to realistically separate the holiday from the candy. all the kids want it. all the kids are going to get it. and you don’t want to be that ghoulish parent who hands out apples or toothpaste to kids all night and then forces their kids to fork over their spoils.