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Beyond trick-or-treating: fun family activities for Halloween season

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Trick-or-treating may be the standard Halloween tradition for most American families, but the holiday has branched out extensively over the last decade. Today, Americans spend over one billion dollars visiting Halloween-themed attractions. Where are they going, and what are the best activities for your family? The experts at Hauntworld.com are offering some spooky answers in this ultimate fall to-do list. Farm Fun

Many farms offer tons of fall activities ideal for families with young children, including picking the perfect carving pumpkin, finding your way out of a corn maze and drinking homemade apple cider. Continue Reading →

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Make Halloween a healthy, teachable moment


There is no shortage of sweet treats on Halloween, which can often be a nightmare for parents of constant bargaining with their kids about how much candy they can consume.  Instead of dreading the season, use it as an opportunity to teach your children about leading a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips to encourage families to talk about healthy eating and candy’s role in their diets.  

Set guidelines

Before the day of trick-or-treating, discuss with your kids the quantity and frequency they can consume their sweets and where they will be stored, so there are no surprises on Halloween.  Having your kids help set the candy parameters will teach them about portion control and how to incorporate treats into their everyday lives. Perhaps they can have a few extra sweets on Halloween but are limited to three pieces of candy each following day — and only after they’ve finished a nutritious meal. You can even divide the candy into portioned bags so it’s clear what your kids are allowed to eat. Continue Reading →

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