Happy, Healthy Halloween

  • Posted on: Oct 3 2016

Happy, Healthy HalloweenSUGAR IS FLOWING and bedtimes are later than usual. Try these tricks for a healthy, spooky holiday.

[feature_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ icon=”apple” style=”color: #008238″]Eat a healthy meal first.[/feature_headline] To help cut down on the amount of candy your little one consumes, eat a healthy family meal together prior to trick-or-treating.

[feature_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ icon=”arrow-down” style=”color: #008238″]Keep sugar to a minimum.[/feature_headline] Candy is the order of the day, but sugar isn’t good for our health. While sugary treats in moderation are OK, make naturally sweet fruits and veggies a major part of your child’s eating so there’s not as much room for sweets.

[feature_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ icon=”child” style=”color: #008238″]Move it.[/feature_headline] Get some exercise in while you trick-or-treat. The American Heart Association recommends setting a family goal of a certain number of houses or streets to visit.

[feature_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ icon=”trash” style=”color: #008238″]Pitch the leftovers.[/feature_headline] A lot of kids gather enough candy from Halloween to last until after Christmas. Have them carry a small bag to limit candy intake, and keep only enough for about one piece a day over the course of a month or two.

 

Halloween is not only a fun holiday for kids, but also an opportunity for teaching them the importance of eating sweets in moderation and mixing exercise into activities in creative ways.

For more tips about healthy living, visit summithealthcare.net.

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