UAB Nutritionist joined us with ideas on how to handle Halloween candy. Everyone's got their own way to deal with Halloween candy and kids. Some parents let their kids eat all they want, whenever they want. Some parents even let the kids keep their candy in their bedrooms. Others got the opposite route. They take the candy away after just a few pieces using tricky scams like the switch witch to replace the candy with toys. But neither of these extremes helps develop a moderate, healthy attitude towards. No restriction at all can lead to obesity and an inability to enjoy a variety of foods. Over restriction can backtrack and lead to binge eating and disordered eating – particularly in the teen years. So a middle road is best – but not always easy to achieve. Here are some tips:
Taking a middle approach to sweets at Halloween and all year long can help us all, not just the kids, develop healthy food attitudes!
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