Healthy Halloween

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    Oct 27, 2011 6:01 AM GMT
    46% of high school kids are obese. Halloween is a major contributor to that statistic. Some jackass put a razor blade in an apple and now apples are no good. How about Sun-Maid raisins or Clif Bars for the ghouls at your door!! Join the cause on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Healthy-Halloween/139330499501830 and spread the word. Please feel free to add your comments and ideas about how to create a Healthy Halloween
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:37 PM GMT
    There are tonnes of sugar-free candies around. Most of them are delish!
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:56 PM GMT
    Please don't take away candy from Halloween.


    Seriously I would have egged your house if I got an apple instead of candy when I was a kid.

    Don't forget what It's like to b a kid. Taking candy out of Halloween is just.... Wrong


    Splurging on candy during Halloween isnt the problem anyway. It's healthy eating habits every other day that matters. And parents serving healthy foods and not taking their kids to McDonald's every day.
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    Oct 27, 2011 2:00 PM GMT
    wolverinecub86 saidPlease don't take away candy from Halloween.


    Seriously I would have egged your house if I got an apple instead of candy when I was a kid.

    Don't forget what It's like to b a kid. Taking candy out of Halloween is just.... Wrong


    Splurging on candy during Halloween isnt the problem anyway. It's healthy eating habits every other day that matters. And parents serving healthy foods and not taking their kids to McDonald's every day.



    Oh and it is parents who forgot how to say, "Turn off the TV/computer/console and go outside and play."
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    Oct 27, 2011 2:08 PM GMT
    Alpha_Muscle said
    wolverinecub86 saidPlease don't take away candy from Halloween.


    Seriously I would have egged your house if I got an apple instead of candy when I was a kid.

    Don't forget what It's like to b a kid. Taking candy out of Halloween is just.... Wrong


    Splurging on candy during Halloween isnt the problem anyway. It's healthy eating habits every other day that matters. And parents serving healthy foods and not taking their kids to McDonald's every day.



    Oh and it is parents who forgot how to say, "Turn off the TV/computer/console and go outside and play."


    Lol my parents used to tell me that all the time. And I would answer "no way, I'm too busy shooting Nazis, or saving the earth from a giant meteor or taking mushrooms and jumping on turtles"

    Then again I wish i was more active when i was younger but I was a lazy piece of shit. Now I love being active and get way too restless if I have to sit inside too long. That type of change has to come from within.


    I was fat in middle school, but less from not being active and mire from the fact that I would come home from school and eat a can of beefaroni, followed by popcorn before dinner and had ice cream after dinner almost every night.
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    Oct 27, 2011 2:30 PM GMT
    dhracer said46% of high school kids are obese. Halloween is a major contributor to that statistic.


    *Citation Needed

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    Oct 27, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    endo said
    dhracer said46% of high school kids are obese. Halloween is a major contributor to that statistic.


    *Citation Needed



    Agreed. I know Halloween is not helpful but how the hell does one night majorly contribute? I call BS.
  • matt13226

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    Oct 27, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    wolverinecub86 said
    Alpha_Muscle said
    wolverinecub86 saidPlease don't take away candy from Halloween.


    Seriously I would have egged your house if I got an apple instead of candy when I was a kid.

    Don't forget what It's like to b a kid. Taking candy out of Halloween is just.... Wrong


    Splurging on candy during Halloween isnt the problem anyway. It's healthy eating habits every other day that matters. And parents serving healthy foods and not taking their kids to McDonald's every day.



    Oh and it is parents who forgot how to say, "Turn off the TV/computer/console and go outside and play."


    Lol my parents used to tell me that all the time. And I would answer "no way, I'm too busy shooting Nazis, or saving the earth from a giant meteor or taking mushrooms and jumping on turtles"

    Then again I wish i was more active when i was younger but I was a lazy piece of shit. Now I love being active and get way too restless if I have to sit inside too long. That type of change has to come from within.


    I was fat in middle school, but less from not being active and mire from the fact that I would come home from school and eat a can of beefaroni, followed by popcorn before dinner and had ice cream after dinner almost every night.


    when i was a kid my parents used to take us to mcdonalds at least 1-2 times a week but now its alot more healthier than when i was a kid there are salads now and you have more options in your kids meal like apples we never had that as a kid it was always burgers or nuggets and fries. lucky for me i dont get any trick or treaters at my parents house since we live on a busy road but i agree with the people above me in the quotes
  • wander2340

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    Oct 27, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
    Our house has a huge stash of candy right now in preparation for the trick or treaters in a few days. My kids are constantly begging to raid the stash so I'm using it as easy leverage to get their homework done or clean up. 2 pieces of Halloween candy is not going to hurt anything and is a powerful motivator for the kids.

    I truly believe that my kids struggle with being overweight because of the cafeteria food at their school. Everyday they give the kids things like hamburgers with fries, chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese. There are a few somewhat healthy options for the kids but, seriously, what kid is going to choose a salad over macaroni and cheese. We have taught our kids to avoid the fries at school and they know that macaroni and cheese is also not a good choice but they have to eat something.

    I also wonder if their ethnicity has something to do with it. They are a blend of Mexican and native American. It is amazing how they are always starving and begging for food.

    It's not easy being a parent and trying to figure out how to deal with these issues. Every child, family, school, situations, etc are unique.