What are you Halloween fears?
Here’s what she says about those treats:
“As a mother of two Halloweeners, I know this is an exciting time for children and quite frustrating for parents. Everyone has a different approach on candy eating. Here are three approaches for better candy eating.
1. Steer clear of foods of minimal nutrition value. These include items like chewing gum, candy-coated popcorn, and certain candies including hard candy, jellies and gums, marshmallow candies, fondant, licorice, and spun candy. Candies such as these usually only provide calories – empty calories in fact.
2. A better choice in the candy category are candies with 5 percent of the daily value of at least one of the specified nutrients (protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, calcium and iron). These are considered to have nutritional value even though it’s “candy.” For example, two Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have 4 grams of protein, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 2 percent of the daily value of calcium, and 2 percent of the daily value of iron.
3. Portion size and frequency also play into the equation. Bite-size and minis for children are better portion sizes than regular or super size candies/bars. With that said, the portion control of bite size and minis can be derailed by eating too many of them at one time. Aiming for 4 bite- size bars or 2 minis at a sitting is appropriate. For the diehard candy-eating children, aim for bite size or mini portions no bigger than a regular size candy/bar in one sitting.
According to the latest Rasmussen Survey
- 23% of American adults who believe in ghosts.
- Sixty-five percent (65%) don’t believe in scary spirits,
- 12% aren’t sure if ghost stories are true or not.
- Adults ages 30 to 39 and 65 and older are less credulous than those in other age groups.
- Most adults aren’t scared about kids dressing up in Halloween costumes for school. 72% think it’s a good idea.
- This national telephone survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports October 17-18, 2009.
So, what do you have planned for the weekend?