Janet Jacks, founder of Goodness Me!, shared with us her tried-and-true tips on how to have a Healthy Halloween with little ones! Read more to benefit from her experience.
Halloween can be a fun time for your little ones, of dressing up and make believe and going door-to-door to trick-or-treat. But it also can be a problem for us and our families when we consider the amount of candy they can collect and consume. While the amount of sugar is a real concern, even greater is the danger of all the chemicals and synthetic ingredients these “treats” contain … and these being dumped into little tummies without the important nutrients to metabolize and detoxify it all is an even greater concern. What to do?
I used to be an elementary school teacher, and the day after Halloween, the children were zoned out, over active, and unable to concentrate. Their bodies were having a hard time dealing with the sugar and chemical aftermath. When my children were small, they loved the excitement of getting dressed up and knocking on neighbours’ doors, of going out in the dark and staying up late. Setting some parameters ahead of time ensured a happy evening that left everyone feeling like a winner. Here are our secrets of success: