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4 Ways to Avoid the Post Halloween Sugar Crash

4 Ways to Avoid the Post Halloween Sugar Crash

Nothing says sugar meltdown quite like Halloween. While indulging our sweet-tooth is perfectly fine once in a while, there are a variety of tactics parents can use to help children moderate their sugar intake this Halloween (and prevent nasty stomach aches, emergency dental appointments, and sugar-high meltdowns).

Kid eating halloween sugar candy
Photo credit: Charles Parker

Studies also show that the more strictly parents attempt to control certain foods, such as sweets, the more desirable they become. Rather, a realistic, consistent, and positive approach is the most effective and fun.

How not to have candy ruin your kids teeth at Halloween

halloween sugar candy on plate
Photo credit: Monstera

Our list of 4 great strategies to avoid the Halloween sugar overload

Switch Witch

When the kids go to bed, the ‘Switch Witch’ exchanges their candy for a new toy. This is a fun opportunity for your kids to willingly trade their candy for something else they would enjoy.

Candy buy-back programs

Contact your local dental office to ask if they offer a candy buy-back program.

Donate it

Donation to food banks
Photo credit: Joel Muniz

Individually wrapped candy can be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank or Covenant House Vancouver.

See Also

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You can freeze most candy and use it later for baking, goodie bags, to fill a piñata at your child’s next birthday party, or decorate a gingerbread house at Christmas.

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