Sugar enjoyed sensibly

Halloween doesn’t have to be a candy gorge-fest for kids

We’re not going to be the ones to tell you that you shouldn’t let your kids enjoy Halloween and all the sugary riches the holiday offers, but we will point out that having a giant bucket of candy in the house shouldn’t be an excuse for mindless gorging. Consider implementing a “treat time” each day (after dinner, with a school lunch, etc.) in order to shift the expectation that candy is available all day long. And, of course, make sure the little ones are brushing their teeth soon after chomping on sugary treats.