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Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.

Trick or Treat!

Enjoy a Healthy and Happy Halloween

Halloween Kids (250)

Halloween is just around the corner, and with preparation, there's no need to be spooked by your children's candy consumption this year. Ensure a happy and healthy Halloween with tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Trick Is to Enjoy the Treat!

Halloween is a great time to reiterate the importance of moderation to your child. Explain that you're going to spread the candy out over a period of time and discuss beforehand when and how much candy your child will enjoy in a day. This agreed upon "treat schedule" will make the days after Halloween easier for everyone.

When your child gets home from trick or treating, have him or her make a pile of personal favorites to enjoy in moderation. Agree that the rest can be donated to a local shelter or sent in a care package to those serving overseas.

No Need for Tricks with Delicious and Healthy Treats

It's easier than ever to find Halloween treats to make kids happy while providing a health benefit. Grocery store shelves are stocked with kid-friendly favorites containing whole grains, extra vitamin C, 100-percent fruit juice and added fiber.

This year, consider mixing up the candy bowl with some of these items:

  • Whole-grain cheddar flavored crackers
  • Fruit snacks made with 100-percent fruit with added vitamin C
  • Sugar-free gum
  • Animal-shaped graham crackers made without trans fat
  • Mini rice cereal treat bars
  • Cereal bars made with real fruit
  • Mini 100-percent fruit juice boxes
  • Low-fat pudding cups
  • Baked, unsalted bags of pretzels
  • Halloween-themed stickers, pencils and temporary tattoos.

For more tips on improving your family's diet during holidays and all year round, consult a registered dietitian nutritionist and visit www.KidsEatRight.org.