Halloween only happens once a year and you can make it fun for your kids without having them go candy-galore. “"This is such a big adventure for them — let them have it, obviously with some caveats," stated AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth to the Associated Press.
Parents and caregivers can be aware of their kids’ candy intake while making the holiday fun by giving away apples or dark chocolate instead of sticky and hard candy. Some studies have suggested dark chocolate is good for the heart.
Haugseth suggests avoiding cavity-promoting treats like caramels that stick to the teeth or lollipops that bathe in a long sugary bath.