All Those Treats Can Be Scary

Friday October 30th, 2015

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Halloween is fun, but it can also be tricky for parents when it comes to the candy that comes home at the end of the night says the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

They say that Halloween is an ideal time to talk to your kids about healthy eating and good oral health habits, offer the following tips to avoid some of the sticky situations that come from candy at Halloween.

  • Eat sweets at meal time and not as snacks, so there is still a lot of saliva in your child’s mouth to wash away the sugars.
  • Avoid sticky, soft candies that get stuck in your child’s teeth or letting them suck on candy over long periods of time.
  • Be sure teeth are brushed and flossed after mealtime, especially when these treats are served.
  • Be a “Switch Witch” – as a parent you can set a date when Halloween candy can be traded in for fun, healthier options, such a trip to the zoo or another fun family activity.

 

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