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Celebrate Halloween with a healthy twist

Americans will spend more than $2.5 billion on Halloween candy this year, nearly as much as they’ll spend on costumes. That’s pretty scary! Even though we know sugar contributes to obesity and obesity is linked to increased cancer risk, it’s hard to avoid sweets on special occasions. But Halloween doesn’t have to be all about […]

4 tips to help you have a healthier Halloween

October 31 is a day that most of us look forward to every year, between playing dress-up, having fun with friends and family and enjoying yummy treats. But Halloween can also reinforce unhealthy habits that increase cancer risk, like poor diet and weight gain. Obesity among young people has tripled over the last 30 years, […]

Halloween doesn’t have to scream candy

Even before October 31 arrives, candy is everywhere. At festivals, hayrides, pumpkin patches, parties—fall activities (especially those for kids) are full of sweets. Kids consume up to 7,000 calories on Halloween day alone. But as childhood obesity rates continue to rise across the country, it’s important for children to have balanced diets, even on Halloween. […]

Make your Halloween a healthy one

(PHOTO LICENSE) 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 […]

Shop to prevent cancer this Halloween

Shop for a cause this Halloween. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership, and we just can’t mask our excitement! We teamed up with the folks at Masquerade Express and they will be donating ten percent of all proceeds to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Masquerade Express has an extensive collection of […]

Healthy Options for Halloween

Though many have outgrown the tradition of trick or treating, Halloween still remains a time for extreme sugar highs and indulging in lots of unhealthy treats. Skip the candy bowl this year and instead opt for one of these healthy options. They are sure to treat your body well and not trick your system with […]