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There is no shortage of costumes to purchase in our local department or online. However, using your imagination to create your DIY Halloween costume not only engages you and your little one's imagination but can also help you be a little more green this Halloween.
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We can't help but get super excited around the end of October because we know that Halloween is coming. We've come up with 10 creative and tasty recipes that will incorporate your goodies into lots of goodness. Why eat them straight out of the bucket when you can check these awesome recipes off your bucket list?
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You might as well hand out toilet paper and eggs.
Without sacrificing the fun!
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Make it clear that one treat will be added to school lunchboxes daily, or just after school, and not anytime they want it. Whatever your rule is, make sure you kids know it in advance to prevent tears and cries of "It's not fair!"
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Because you know your kids will want to eat it all ASAP.
Mounties in Lloydminster say one child found a round, white pill when she bit into a Snickers.
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It's time to get chocolate wasted!
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As a mother, I still check my kids' candy each year, just like my parents did. But nowadays, I'm thinking beyond the safety of the children sitting right in front of me. I'm considering the millions of children who helped produce ingredients for the chocolate bars and colourful candy. My heart feels desperately guilty as I remember how they may have been harmed.
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With Canadians planning to spend an average of $43 on decorations this year, those costs can sure add up. But no need to be frightened! Just like a classic Superman costume, these savvy saving tips are here to the rescue!
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Telling kids that they can't eat candy at Halloween is not going to improve their diet. Teaching your kids how to make healthy choices all year round will. Changing someone's mindset shouldn't include taking something away from them that they look forward to -- it's just going to make them upset. Mindset-changing happens over time, with proper education.
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Getting ready for a gluten-free, peanut-free or anything else free Halloween just needs a little more diligence from you with a little extra planning and some close attention to candy ingredients so no one you love gets tricked by treats!
I believe that it is normal to eat candy in moderation any time of the year. It is also normal to eat a little more after collecting the spoils of Halloween. Sure, it contains no vitamins or minerals or added physical benefits to our lives but eating a treat isn't about maximizing antioxidant intake.
How can I say this nicely? Stop telling kids that sugar is toxic, and stop ruining their fun. Kids don't need scare tactics to make good choices, and they should be allowed to enjoy a holiday without their parents' food issues getting in the way. I will be handing out candy this Halloween, like I always do. There, I said it. Bad dietitian!