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News Room: ENQUIRER: Healthy snacks for the goblins

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By: Toni Schklar

Trick or treat snacks are traditionally sweet, chewy, high calorie and
non-nourishing. This year, consider giving individually wrapped treats
that are healthy, tasty, and equally appreciated by parents, dentists –
and Goblins.

Children and parents are advised to discard any candy/treat that is
not individually wrapped by the manufacturer. As a result, home-made
treats are no longer a good option to give to door-to-door trick or
treaters. Choose treats that are individually wrapped and can be
purchased in bulk.

Healthy options

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Cereal and granola bars
  • String cheese
  • Popcorn/popcorn balls
  • Trail mix
  • Pretzels
  • Raisins
  • Craisins
  • Oatmeal and raisin cookies
  • Sandwich crackers
  • Sugar-free gum
  • Honey sticks
  • Boxes of 100 percent juice
  • Bottled water (small size)

Possible Alternatives

  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Toothbrushes
  • Puzzles
  • Fun fortunes
  • Party tings and noisemakers
  • Colored chalk
  • Coupons to a local restaurant or ice cream parlor

Note: Nuts are a very healthy treat. However, many children have allergies to nuts, so it is best to reserve this treat to in home Halloween celebrations where it can be determined that the children are not allergic to nuts.

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