Are you nervous about maintaining a healthy home during the week of Halloween? Or do you just throw your hands up and allow sugar comas to reign supreme? I think there can be some moderation. You can still be an exciting mom without handing out trans fats from your front steps. I’m handing out glow sticks.
This year I’ve also been introduced to the Halloween classroom party. Yikes. I’ve heard stories about those. Stories that make all pediatricians, dentists, and public health professionals weep and scream simultaneously. This year I simply asked my teacher if I could help make the classroom party a bit healthier. I made it non-combative and friendly. Later I was invited to bring fruit kabobs. Wo Hoo! I felt like I won the lottery. I’ll put pics up on the Don’t Panic Mom Facebook Page tomorrow.
I’ve collected some great posts and resources from around the web to help persuade you to join with me in making Halloween a bit healthier:
- It’s Okay. Limiting Candy Won’t Ruin Childhood. [Guest Post on October Unprocessed from the wonderful Christina Le Beau of Spoonfed]
- Wanna See What We’re Giving Out for Halloween? [Dr. Yoni Freedhodff on his hilarious and well-informed blog Weighty Matters]
- When Did Fruit Become a “Trick”? [Guest Post on Weighty Matters from Dr. Sara Kirk]
- Meal Plans and Halloween Roundup [From Amy and Natalie over at Super Healthy Kids]
- Try a few snacks from my Healthy Halloween Pinterest Board
- Free Healthy Halloween Themed Coloring & Activity Pages [From the health education site Nourish Interactive]
- Read all about my failed attempts to make trick-or-treating healthier last year in this post.
Are you going to try to make Halloween healthier? If yes, what are your plans? If no, why not? Let us know in a comment below or even better, on the Don’t Panic Mom Facebook Page.