We know that a lot of parents get really freaked about Halloween candy. And at this time of the year, candy does seem like it’s everywhere. But since this is a holiday that centers around candy (and costumes!), we’re here to help you make peace with Halloween!
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How to Handle Halloween Candy with Kids
How you handle the treat load with your kids may depend on how old they are. I feel like you can sort of ignore the candy until the kids are 2 or 3, which of course depends on whether there are older siblings, but use their limited understanding of the holiday to your advantage. For them and for older kids, my Year by Year Guide to Halloween Treats and Toddlers can help.
How to Use the Switch Witch with Halloween Candy
We have a special guest on this week’s episode, Sally from Real Mom Nutrition, who shares her experience using the Switch Witch. It’s a much better idea than I had realized and I can’t wait to try it in our house!
How to Help Kids Eat Healthier Foods
I spoke with Sally about her new book, 101 Healthiest Foods For Kids. In it you’ll find:
- Profiles on the best foods for kids to eat, from fruits and veggies to whole grains, protein-rich foods, and even spices and seasonings
- More than 25 quick and easy recipes you can make with your kids, like Beet & Berry Smoothies and Red Lentil Snack Cookies
- Answers to your top nutrition-related questions such as: Does my child need a multivitamin? Do kids need more protein? Is juice healthy?
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