Archives

Controlling those candy cravings – Halloween edition

1
Oct 29 2015

by Kelli George, Dietetic Intern Reviewed by Ashley Cappel, Registered Dietitian, CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles Center Quick – name the first three things that come to mind when you think of Halloween! Candy, pumpkins, and……candy. Our kids look forward to Halloween each year because they get to dress up in a fun costume and eat all of the candy they can find within arm’s reach. No one enjoys saying no to their little one, but candy is just, well, not good for us! So when they come home with that plastic pumpkin full of candy, what do we do? Here are a few great tips to get you started: Feed your kids a nice dinner before trick or treating. That way... View Article

Scary fact: 2X more fatal car accidents on Halloween night

iStock_000017965616XSmall
Oct 26 2015

It’s a scary fact: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year. The fun of this special night often leads to distraction. “Halloween is an exciting time,” Dr. Jeffrey Haynes, Director of CHoR’s Children’s Trauma Center, explains. “When the natural impulse to get quickly to the next treat is coupled with the poor visibility at dusk and later evening, pedestrian safety is at risk.” Halloween should be about frightful fun – not serious scares – and there are several things parents can do to ensure trick or treating is as safe as possible. Top safety tips based on information from Safe Kids Worldwide are... View Article

Simple substitutions and kid-friendly treats
Healthy twists on fall favorites

Scary halloween banana ghost chocolate faces healthy natural snack recipe. Delicious party decoration on vintage wooden background.
Oct 19 2015

by Kelli George, Dietetic Intern Reviewed by Ashley Cappel, Registered Dietitian, CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles Center With the fall season comes yummy sweets and Halloween treats. Typically, these themed recipes can easily throw your family’s healthy eating habits way off track. But never fear, you can still enjoy your pumpkin apple spiced caramel goodies without suffering from any ghostly guilt for the rest of the day. When you look in all the right places, it is very possible to still enjoy those holiday-themed recipes without breaking away from the healthy food choices your family has already been making. First off, look for simple substitutions that you can make to recipes that are already tried and true to you. Here are some... View Article