Kids feeling a tad sluggish today? Nutrition expert Connie Bennett, author of “Sugar Shock!,” has some suggestions for post-Halloween sugar daze, er, days. “Give your children ample protein, as well as quality carbs and fats,” she says, “especially for breakfast and in the three days that follow. Make sure they drink extra water to help flush out the sugar.”
And seriously consider reducing your household candy supply in these post-Halloween days by rationing sweets or swapping a non-sugary treat for that loaded pillowcase. Antioch mom Trine Gallegos has her daughter make a “donation” to the “Halloween witch,” a magical creature who leaves a gift in exchange. What do you do with your leftover candy?
- Jackie Burrell