This year for Halloween consider handing out healthier treats like small boxes of raisins, dried fruit, 100 percent fruit leathers or snacks, baked, unsalted bags of pretzels, mini rice cereal bars, or sugar free gum. Or perhaps consider handing out some candy alternatives like temporary tattoos, stickers, super balls, plastic spider rings, pencils or pens.
With the abundance of candy received get creative with the leftovers. Consider donating candy to our troops, create treat bags for local long term care facilities or future parties, or use the candy to make crafts and fall decor.
Another idea is to treat your family with some quality time together. Visit a local apple orchard or pumpkin patch, make your way through a corn maze, carve or decorate pumpkins or rake leaves into decorative bags. Remember to enjoy all this fall season has to offer.
Check out our October Nutrition Corner Poster for more tips and ideas.