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Some Scarrrry Facts About Halloween, Kids Halloween Candy, Nutrition and Sugar Facts

Posted on Oct 25, 2008 by Maggie LaBarbera

Scary facts and healthy solutions for a healthier Halloween!

Healthy Halloween Tips and Fun Coloring Pages and Bookmarks

According to the US Census Bureau, the Average American eats 25 pounds of candy every year with a large portion of that eaten during Halloween time.

If your child eats 12 treats that is about equal to 30 packets of sugar. Now, who would give their child 30 packets of sugar. It adds up quickly, all that sugar hidden in a small piece of candy.

Approximately 2 teaspoons of sugar in each:

  • Goobers
  • Twix
  • Almond Joy
  • Approximately 2.5 teaspoons of sugar in each:
  • Snickers
  • Reese's peanut butter cup
  • Raisenettes
  • Kit Kat
  • Nestles Butterfinger
  • Tropical Dots
Approximately 2.75 teaspoons of sugar in each:
  • 3 Musketeers
  • 100 Grand
Approximately 3 teaspoons of sugar in each:
  • Milky Way
  • O'Henry
  • Junior Mints
October’s Nourish Kids Health E-Article has healthy Halloween tips for parents, top alternatives to sugary Halloween treats, and fun Healthy Halloween printable coloring pages for kids. Halloween can also offer an excellent opportunity to teach your child about healthy eating and once-in-a-while treats.

Manage and limit Halloween loot to a small amount with portion control tips to limit high sugar foods, Kids can enjoy healthy foods and treats that are not candy based. Although it seem like nutrition and Halloween are an unlikely match, there are some Halloween learning opportunities that can help your child to establish healthy eating habits. Promoting a Healthy Halloween Tips -Article

Kids have their own nutrition based story for October, as Chef Solus and the Explorer characters celebrate Halloween and learn about making healthy choices and the importance of making sweets a ‘once in while’ treat. Fun Halloween Nutrition Story

Halloween Printables- new printables for parents including; Chef Solus’ top low and no sugar treat list, healthy holiday themed party foods and recipes, and fun Holiday themed lunch notes to print out for your children’s lunch boxes.

Chef Solus’ Top Low Sugar Halloween Treats Over 70 ideas! Healthy Halloween Party Foods and Recipes Printable Lunch Box Notes

Last but not least, our most popular seasonal addition is Fun Halloween Coloring Pages for Kids. Coloring activities such as seasonal orange vegetables, Jack O Lanterns to color, Halloween scenes and bookmarks!

Have a safe, fun and healthy Halloween!

Seasonal Veggies -Halloween Coloring Sheet




Gonzalo Estevez
Tuesday, Dec 30, 2008 @ 06:51 PM

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I totally agree with you, there are healthy ideas- gives me an idea for a new eBook regarding candy facts and new treat ideas. Thanks.
Pam Graff
Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 @ 01:47 PM

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I completely agree about Halloween Candy and soon we have Valentines Day to deal with. Any ideas for this holiday? School parties and the holiday itself is all about candy it seems.
Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 @ 05:35 PM

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 04:28 AM

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Thanks, exactly what I was looking for. Saved me some time. :) Bookmarked
Lost Tourism
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009 @ 10:54 AM

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I noticed a house with Christmas lights on this morning, that is just wrong. It's not even Halloween!!

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