i agree that halloween is fun for kids because they can dress up, but we need to eliminate sugar from it. kids have too much sugar in their daily diet. when i was growing up, sugar was not as much as requirement our meals. sugar should be eliminated when there is not a need for it to sell a product. health should come first.
EDIT: Maybe I missed something you were trying to say in this post....??? My initial response was to presume you overindulged and were complaining. If that isn't the case... then I apologize. Perhaps you didn't overindulge...but felt overwhelmed by making so many "No...No...No..." decisions so you wouldn't eat too much. If thats' the case....then BRAVO!! patti
"So much junk food, etc" Sorry but you are being illogical here.... Junk Food in all its glorious variety is available 365 days a Year! Halloween is not a standout for it.
The confectioner companies make lots of money off of EVERY Holiday now, but no one is forcing you to buy it...nor making you to consume it. Simply skip those store aisles if you choose to. Make your PLAN now for the next 'holiday' purchases and stick to it.
Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed the 48 Trick or Treat' ers we had last night...and immensely enjoyed MY Treat of 3 small snacks at the end of the evening. I Plan on doing it again next year too! (And yep, I will likely buy some Christmas candy...in late December!!) One Decision At A Time.... patti
Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 11/1/2017 (22:37)
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Today the stores are stacking for Christmas, Christmas candy everywhere. Seems like most holidays have lost of candy to help the celebration. Makes it difficult at times I think. Kids brought home tons of candy last night. Thankfully they are not big on it and most will be thrown away. I think they enjoyed the holiday and it doesn't worry be as they are so active and not really into candy but I can see how it is an issue.
"No Halloween. I'm so tired of this holiday. So much junk food, etc. Blah"
Giving out junk food is a choice YOU make.
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If you wont be celebrating Halloween because of all the candy, I guess that means you'll be skipping Thanksgiving and Christmas too.
No pumpkin or apple pie for Thanksgiving dessert.
No Christmas cupcakes, eggnog, chocolate, cheesecake.
If you don't want candy in the house, then don't buy any. Instead of giving out candy to trick or treaters, give out stickers or glow sticks. You can buy plenty of cheap Halloween trinkets to give out to the kids. They'll enjoy those just as much as the candy.
I supply as an EA in a school. I was there yesterday and the kids got to dress up and go trick or treating around the school in the afternoon. The kids had a lot of fun showing off their costumes and getting treats.
Part of me wonders if giving the kids a bunch of sugary candy is a good idea. Especially the ones that already have severe behavioral issues. But it's only one day a year so, shrug, whatever.
I personally had a great year as far as candy consumption goes. I didn't eat any!! I make walnut chocolate chip cookies last night and had a few while we watched a few episodes of Stranger Things on Netflix.
Edited by: JUSTEATREALFOOD at: 11/1/2017 (07:45)
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I personally don't think it's awful. It's fun for the kids to dress up and meet your neighbors. Some places around my area allow the kids to donate the candy and they get something in return per pound and then the candy is donated to troops or others in need.
I also think allowing the treats in moderation is fine. Candy can be worked into a healthy lifestyle.