It's almost here, one of the biggest candy booties of the year. If you are the parent of a little one, you want them to have fun, but to be safe as well. This article lists some great tips for working it out with little ones. https://www.ontrackdiabetes.com/live-well/eat...
Here are a couple of my favorites:
#6. Do the trade-in thing
There is no better incentive for an older kid than money. For a younger child consider trading in candy for a much-anticipated toy.
#7. Go with chocolate—it beats candy corn everytime
Believe it or not, chocolate may be a slightly better nutritional choice for diabetes management because it contains fat and protein, which will minimize blood glucose peaks. It’s best to choose candy with some fat and protein like mini snickers instead jelly beans or smarties as those are made up of all simple sugars,” explains Dr. Hart Unger.
#10. Make sure it’s not ALL about the candy
Yes, Halloween candy can be fun. But the real charm of Halloween is the costumes, horror nights and dress-ups. Don’t make this fun night just about the candy. Instead focus on decorations, pumpkin carving, haunted houses and more.
What are some of your favorite tips for helping Halloween to be less stressful and more fun for the kids?
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