Unless parents make a big deal about an alternative being "good for you" many healthier treats pass muster with nary a fuss. If you're determined to dole out the more traditional candy, PLEASE read the labels! I have been amazed at the calorie and fat differences among traditional candies and candy bars.
"Treat" the kids (yours and your neighbors'!) with little prizes and toys instead of candy, or stick to healthier fare... the fun of Trick Or Treating is in dressing up and gathering loot, not just getting a tummy ache from OD'ing on sugary goodies. And remember...as adults, it's our responsibility to provide what's good for the young ones, not to give them whatever they want just because they want it. Yeah, sometimes it's not fun to be responsible, but hey... we're the grown-ups!
- 10/14/2008 5:01:00 PM