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Tips for a Healthy Halloween!

Halloween is right around the corner, and although this fun holiday may continue to look a little different for some, you can still have a happy and healthy night! Below are a few tips that may help.

  1. 1

    Eat a nutritious, filling meal before trick or treating! If you decide to trick or treat this year having a well-balanced meal before will help to decrease the chance of overindulging in candy and treats throughout the night.

  2. 2

    Offer healthy treats first, and keep candy “fun-size”. If offering treats at a Halloween party, bring out the healthier snacks first such as fun-shaped fruits and vegetables, whole grain snacks and mini 100% fruit juice boxes.

  3. 3

    Consider walking to trick or treat, or plan fun activities to keep everyone up and moving. A few fun activities such as “Monster Tag”, a costume parade or a fun relay race will keep everyone from being sedentary.

  4. 4

    Keep leftover candy out of sight after Halloween to promote mindful eating. Another fun idea is to mix candy with a variety of nuts and whole grain cereal for a homemade trail mix.

  5. 5

    Instead of giving out candy, consider offering non-food items such as stickers, temporary tattoos, spider rings and pencils.

Halloween Hash
Halloween Hash


  • 1 box Rice Chex

  • 1 bag Bugles

  • 4 cups Pretzels

  • 1 heaping cup Candy Corn

  • 1 heaping cup Candy Corn Pumpkins

  • 1 bag Reese's Pieces


In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and serve.

Candy Corn Parfait
Candy Corn Parfait


  • 2 cups pineapple cut into bite sized chunks

  • 2 cups oranges cut into bite sized chunks

  • 1 cup whipped cream

  • ¼ cup candy corn


In 4 clear glasses, evenly divide and layer pineapple, then oranges and top with whipped cream and a couple pieces of candy corn. Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to serve.

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