Halloween is a time for school parties, children dressing up in costumes, and of course, trick-or-treating for candy!
Although it’s easy to get lost in consuming as many sugary goods as possible, it is important to keep in mind the health risks that are associated with these types of snacks.
With all of the health concerns dedicated to sugar and the unhealthy diet choices millions of American families make, the Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta recommend finding simple ways to cut back, while still enjoying the holiday.
Check out the following recommendations for a healthy and safe Halloween:
Before you head out of your home for Halloween, set proper expectations with your kids around how much candy they are allowed to eat that night.
Planning ahead and limiting their sugar intake not only helps avoid arguments later on, but it also places your children’s health at the top of your priorities.
This may work better for children who are younger but try offering your kid some alternative treat in exchange for their candy.
Trading small toys, books, or some game for their candy keeps the holiday fun, while also reducing the amount of candy that’s within their reach.
Did you know that Americans spend close to two billion dollars each year on Halloween candy?
Instead of buying candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, why not make a healthier choice by distributing raisins, glow sticks, small toys, or some other type of treat kids can enjoy?
You might not be seen as the”coolest” person in your neighborhood, but at least you will be the most health conscious!
Instead of trick-or-treating throughout the neighborhood from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., try limiting your time to 30 minutes or one hour.
This will drastically lower the amount of candy your children bring home.
With a stomach full of healthy meats and vegetables, your kids will be less likely to fill up on unhealthy sweets.
You can learn more about children’s health and what you can do to ensure your kid’s safety by speaking with one of AICA Atlanta’s experienced Chiropractors.
We are trained at addressing health issues that specifically affect children and know how to provide treatment that offers immediate relief.
Schedule a consultation within the week by filling out our online submission form or by calling us at (404) 889-8828.