candy at each trick-or-treat stop. During the meal, take the
opportunity to discuss Halloween safety, as well as the importance of
healthy eating and lifestyle choices.
-- Sort and save. Allow your kids to enjoy some of their Halloween bounty.
Then work with them to portion out two or three treats in small bags.
Create a week's-worth of bags to accompany nutritious school lunches or
to serve as after-school snacks.
-- Mix things up. To give candy a healthy punch, consider making your own
trail mix. Combine raisins, peanuts and even cereal with your child's
favorite candy or chocolate treat.
-- Practical pairings and portion control. Try pairing caramels with an
apple or a snack-sized candy bar with a banana.
-- Make it or break it. Most candies now come in snack-size. For the ones
that don't, break them into sections and store them separately to make
your own miniature sizes!
For more on Halloween celebrations, check out NCA's Tricks and Treats for a Ghoulishly Fun Halloween and Treat Smarts: A Guide to Nutrition and Activity. Both are available at http://www.candyusa.org. And visit NCA's new candy blog at http://www.candydishblog.com for more on Halloween and industry news.
About the National Confectioners Association (NCA): Founded in 1884 in
Chicago by representatives of 69 confectionery manufacturing firms, the
National Confectioners Association is one of the oldest, most respected
trade associations in the world. Today NCA has more than 600 members and is
the major association representing the entire confectionery industry,
offering education and leadership in manufacturing, technical research,
public relations, retailing practices, government relations and statistical
analyses. NCA fosters industry growth by ad
|SOURCE National Confectioners Association|
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