How parents can help children eat healthy for Halloween

How parents can help children eat healthy for Halloween

Parents can adopt various tricks to encourage healthy eating habits for their children during Halloween.

They can serve a healthy meal before children go out for trick-or-treating so that they end up eating less candy.

Experts suggest making hearty sweets and desserts at home with children to promote the habit of healthy eating.

Dark chocolate-based candies tend to be healthier and are lower in sugar compared to gummy candy and lollipops.

Avoid being overly restrictive with candy to ensure children don't want more of it.

Opt for alternative options to candy such as granola bars, juice boxes, whole-grain crackers and sugar-free gum.

Giving the candies earlier in the day, but after a nutritious meal, can help in preventing negative impact of sugar.

Furthermore, talk to your children about the importance of eating healthy and ill-effect of candies on their health.