Fitness Minutes: (935)
200 11/8/11 8:22 A
ANDILH, I liked the idea of sending the candy overseas, but then the thought of giving our soldiers unhealthy treats doesn't seem right, so I can't get myself to donate the candy. I throw it away every year.
NRHYMES, your point about kids not even realizing the candy has been thrown out is so true! It's usually adults (myself included, lol) who think the kids are going to be traumatized, but the kids could care less. It's just like when I started changing the meals up to make them healthier. There were foods I thought the kids would really miss, but they didn't care. Kids are so adaptable.
We usually let the kids eat some that night--that's when they eat most of it. Then it goes up on top of the fridge where they can't get it and they forget about it and then it ends up in the trash. I even end up forgetting about it. It's better to just throw it away when they are at school or something--most kids won't even realize it's gone.
Some of our local dentists buy the candy for $1 a pound, and then send it oversees to active duty military members. They pretty much always take donations of it as well.
Fitness Minutes: (38,044)
1,643 11/7/11 12:12 P
We do science experiements with it. The kids guess how long it will take each different kind of candy to melt and we place it in the oven on a cookie sheet. We take it out at 5 min intervals. Then we compare our guess to actual results. They love doing this and you would be shocked at what candies don't melt!
I'm about the same as most everyone else on here, I had always let my kids have a couple they got home from school and sometimes after dinner. I also always throw out or give away any that is left right before Thanksgiving.
Fitness Minutes: (743)
56 11/3/11 2:50 P
My daughter is still too little to eat her candy, so we kept a couple of our favorites and I sent the rest to work with DH. When I was teaching, I would see parents send one or two pieces in the lunch box as a treat, and that was how they let the kids have their candy in moderation.
Fitness Minutes: (0)
763 11/3/11 10:37 A
I let the kids have 3-4 pieces after dinner and I will throw the rest out at Thanksgiving
Fitness Minutes: (935)
200 11/3/11 10:19 A
Keep a few of your kids' favorite pieces and throw the rest out. If you need encouragement, read the ingredients. The junk they put in candy today is ridiculous.
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