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Here’s the trick for all those treats this Halloween

Posted at 9:00 AM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 11:00:15-04

We’re just days away from Halloween, which means costumes and (of course) candy for all those trick-or-treaters. With all those treats what’s the trick to kids not eating too much?

We’ re watching out for your health with the best ways to keep kids on track for a healthy Halloween!

Make sure they get a good dinner in before hand, or at least a nutritious snack. Instead of eating all the candy at once have a plan in place and talk about it with your kids before they start door knocking.

“You can share that with the kiddos,” says El Paso County Health Dietitian Kate Kwerneland, “Be like alright we’re going to get in our costumes, we’re going trick-or-treating, and when we get back here we’re going to pick our three favorite candies and we’re going to enjoy those.”

If your kids have allergies be sure to check the ingredients listed on the back of the wrapper and be on the lookout for a teal pumpkin!

It’s part of the Teal Pumpkin Project, which means there are non-food treats available for kids with allergies.
If you have allergy friendly treats available consider putting up this sign or placing a teal pumpkin on your doorstep.