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Post-Halloween Sugar Buzz

By asoglin
Thursday, November 1st, 2007 at 1:29 pm in Halloween, Health & Safety.

Post-Halloween sugar buzzKids 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

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  1. Cathy Says:

    We’re donating to the Blue Star Moms. My kids love supporting the troops in this way!

  2. Sara Says:

    Apparently we eat it during a 10 p.m. moment of weakness. But we only had a few mini bars left. OK, 4 each.

  3. mamasita Says:

    Please tell me how to donate it to the Blue Star Moms; I’d love to have my kids do this.

  4. Ari Soglin Says:

    Tonight, I told my daughter she could have one large candy or two small ones for every glass of milk she drank. She had five glasses. Was this a good thing or a bad thing?

  5. ConnieB Says:

    Jackie,

    Thanks so much for the mention. By the way, I’ve also listed a whole bunch of other post-Halloween ideas on my SUGAR SHOCK! Blog, too.

    Thanks again.

    Connie

  6. Cathy Says:

    Here’s the Blue Star Moms’ info: http://www.bluestarmoms.org/drop_off.html. This is a copy of their flyer for help with gathering stuff for the care packages they send to the troops. I heard about it on th PH/WC Mother’s Club online chat. Great idea, isn’t it? Their home website is http://www.bluestarmoms.org. It’s a great way to get my boys involved.

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