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).
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.
Our list of 4 great strategies to avoid the Halloween sugar overload
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.
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.
How do you make sure your kids don’t overindulge on Halloween?