Redesign the Halloween tradition to emphasize creativity and family togetherness, and candy will be the last thing on your kids’ minds.
What can we do to make Halloween candy collection less important? One option is to shift the emphasis to creativity and participation.
Here’s a quick rundown of the insidious ways Halloween could do harm, along with some suggestions for “best practices.”
Children overeat to cancel out bad feelings. This age-old problem is unlikely to be solved by a brochure.
An emotional eater will eat anything, and with most people, it all comes down to emotional eating.
Studies found that children in dog-owning homes tend to get more exercise. Pets can also provide comfort and exert a relaxing influence that relieves the stress in many lives.
The yearly children’s weight changes could be indicative of larger issues in need of fixing. Why does it happen? Could the standard school year be the problem?
A fat baby predicts a fat child, and to a much greater extent, a fat child predicts a fat adult. This is everybody’s obesity epidemic.
Kids don’t need more nutrition information. They mainly need training and encouragement in how to control food cravings.