Happy, Healthy Halloween!
With Halloween only two weeks away, Halloween shopping is in full swing. If you haven’t purchased Halloween treats yet, consider including an alternative to candy in your treat bowl. You might be pleasantly surprised that some kids prefer the non candy treats. Researchers recruited houses to participate in a study that provided children with a choice. Kids were asked to pick between two plates: one contained hard and chewy candies (no chocolates), the other had small toys. All items ranged in price from 5 to 10 cents. The researchers found that children chose toys as frequently as they chose candy. To fill your treat bowl at home, there is a large variety of non-food Halloween themed treats in stores. Wax fangs, spider rings, tattoos, stick