how to trick your kids out of treats
In case you haven’t noticed, squads of mini superheroes have taken over the streets of your local school districts. Halloween is already in full swing, and parents, we know exactly which costume you’ll be wearing—magician. Besides keeping your little ones safe, your other job will be to trick your kids out of all those treats.Not only do you want to avoid the late-night sugar high, but more importantly, you want to discourage bad dietary habits, and encourage simple ways to enjoy food without sacrificing health.According to the University of California, sugar increases your risk for chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease. The average American already eats 83g more sugar than the recommended 30g suggested by the American Heart Association. How do you prevent your child from becoming a statistic? Here are a few easy ways to help your kids put down the candy.
- Add Sugar Appeal
- Play Games
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!Sources:American Heart Association. "Frequently Asked Questions About Sugar."Obesity Society Journal. "Isocaloric fructose restriction and metabolic improvement in children with obesity and metabolic syndrome."U.S. News. "How Food Cravings Change As We Age."