We know two bad things about candy for sure: it’s basically sugar, which causes tooth decay, and its empty calories can lead to obesity. But really, how bad is it for kids to chow down on their bounty of Halloween candy? Deb Sheats is the director of the dietetic program at St. Catherine’s University.
Halloween is on Thursday, and while many of us are stocking up on candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, a woman in Fargo is planning to hand out a controversial letter.
A Fargo, N.D. woman is at the center of controversy after vowing to hand not Halloween candy but instead letters to children she deems “overweight,” warning them about their health.
Choose your favorite Halloween candy!
Parents might want to check what their kid gets for candy this Halloween once they are done trick-or-treating. It turns out some candy is much worse for you than others. A study by insurer Delta Dental says chocolate isn’t as bad, but avoid hard or chewy candies if you can.
It may be hard for parents to lay down a no-candy law for their kids on this sweetly scary night, but should they?
Tonight, a lot of little kids will dress up and head out to trick-or-treat, and come home with a big bag of candy. We know all of that sugar isn’t great for anyone, but not all of those treats are created equal.