October 30, 2014
The word “Halloween” might conjure up images of endless Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, caramel apples galore and little kids dressed up as ninja turtles, zombies or Elsa from Frozen. Healthy eating, however, probably doesn’t come to mind.
Daily healthy eating can reduce your risk for cancer, which affects nearly 1.6 million Americans every year. To reduce your risk, approach every day (including holidays) through the lens of prevention.
Eating a well-balanced diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help maintain your weight and your overall health – limitless candy just won’t cut it. Sugar brings temporary joy, but the inevitable crash and health risks aren’t worth it.
We can make Halloween a healthy holiday with a little creativity. After all, isn’t a day devoted to coming up with the coolest costume ever all about creativity? Trust me, I’m on your side – Halloween is my favorite holiday!
Here are a few ways that you and your family can stay healthy this Halloween—I promise that you’ll still have fun.
We don’t want to be a buzzkill, but the daily health choices that you make matter and Halloween is no exception. We’re firm believers in the fact that health and fun are not mutually exclusive.
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Have a happy and healthy Halloween!