Halloween is less than a week away and while some are super excited for the ghosts and goblins to come out, some others of us are cringing at the thought of all that sugar.
Don’t get me wrong, I love sugar. Who doesn’t like the sweet taste and the memories it brings backs of being a kid?
But I hate the dependency and cravings it creates. And I hate the sweets that are devoid of any nutritional quality. As a mom and dietitian one of my biggest challenges will be to balance the fun times and memories created with the amount of sugar exposed to and consumed, especially by little ones.
In the spirit of Halloween though, I’m talking all things sugar on Ochsner’s blog today!
Where can you find sugar?
Why is sugar so bad for us?
What are the recommendations on sugar?
And with all this scary talk about sugar, what on Earth are we to do about Halloween?
Not to fret, I’m sharing strategies on how to balance it all with realistic family-friendly recommendations and products you can buy at your local store.