Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How To Keep Your Kid From Eating Too Much Halloween Candy

How To Keep Your Kid From Eating Too Much Halloween CandyWhat is the scariest part of Halloween? Is it vampires, witches, zombies, or monsters?  My vote goes to the candy! After the ghouls and ghosts have been put away, the candy still stays around sometimes into the Christmas season!  So How Can You Keep Your Kid From Eating Too Much Halloween Candy, plus stay healthy after the costumes come off?

Tips for How To Keep Your Kid From Eating Too Much Halloween Candy:

Homemade Isn’t Always Better

Make sure you throw out all homemade treats made by strangers!  Even though there’s probably no malicious intent behind those tasty treats, you simply don’t know the conditions that they were made under, or how long they are good for.  It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Ration It Out

Take all the candy and keep it out of site.  When your child asks for it, allow them only 1-2 pieces of candy, and no more. This makes sure that you avoid teaching the bad habit of bingeing.

Barter System

Your kids have a right to go out trick-or-treating; it’s a part of childhood!  However, if you are concerned that maybe they have too much candy, try trading money or a toy for a quarter to half of their candy earnings.

Protect the Teeth

We all know that sugar isn’t good for teeth, so good dental hygiene is important especially the weeks following Halloween. Have your kids brush at least twice a day, and following their after-school snack. Avoid sticky candies like skittles, gummy bears, and taffy.  Lastly, avoid hard candies with sugar such as suckers; studies show that the longer candy is in the mouth the greater chance there is of tooth decay.

Try not to eat all your candy at once! If you managed to collect so much Halloween candy that you need a truck to haul it all, North Brothers Ford has great Ford F-150 Rebates! North Brothers Ford is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185Feel free to give us a call with any questions at (888) 806-7163.

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