10/29/2013 10:54 am ET Updated Dec 29, 2013

How To Keep Halloween Candy Consumption Under Control


A year ago, I moved with my family from the country to the city. Our old house was in the middle of the woods with a mile-long driveway. And that meant that we never had trick-or-treaters. This year, that will certainly not be the case. Our neighborhood can get up to 1,200 kids per house on Halloween.  

We are certainly going to be out trick-or-treating ourselves. And I can only imagine the kind of stash my kids will get this year. As an advocate for organic whole foods, I have to say I'm a little nervous. But I am also aware that banning candy is a road to nowhere. So what's a registered dietitian to do?

Is it possible to keep this candy consumption to a minimum?
I think it is. But you need to have a plan.

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