What goodies did you get this year?
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This is a good article about how to manage candy consumption among children at Halloween time. It is a fun celebration and candy is a great part of the fun, but the young ones might need some help rationing it out.
Trick-or-treating dilemma: What to do with the Halloween candy?
“You walk around and they get a giant bag of candy,” says the mother of four, who lives in St. Paul, Minn. “Then what do you do? Just let them have at it, or what?”
This question will be on the minds of millions of parents Monday night after their kids collect candy bars, lollipops, peanut butter cups and other goodies from well-meaning neighbors: The National Confectioners Assn. estimates that 93% of children younger than 13 will go door-to-door this Halloween, asking for treats.
Parents can start by making sure their little pirates and princesses don’t try to eat all of their loot right when they get home. The key, says Dr. Elizabeth Prout Parks, a nutrition specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is to dole it out in limited quantities over the course of several days or weeks.
An appropriate amount is “not more than the size of the palm of their hand, which should not be more than about two or three pieces,” depending on the type of candy, she says. Too much candy in a short period of time can not only make kids feel sick to their stomach, it can cause blood sugar to spike, leading to a crash later on.
If parents are willing to count calories — which can be a challenging proposition, since nutrition information is usually printed on bags of Halloween-sized candy rather than on individual pieces — a reasonable target would be to give kids no more than 100 calories of sweets a day, Parks says. Ideally, those calories would be offset by cutbacks elsewhere: skipping the bag of chips at lunch, for instance, or the extra roll with dinner.