No blog about kids and food can ignore Halloween, a holiday that can be quite polarizing among readers: Some parents think unfettered gorging on Halloween candy is a sacrosanct tradition, while others view Halloween in the context of the larger food environment and want to limit their kids’ sugar consumption.
You can see how my own views on Halloween candy have evolved (and waffled!) over the years in the many linked posts below.
But regardless of what you pass out to trick-or-treaters and how you handle your own kids’ candy haul, I do think it’s important to offer kids healthier options at classroom Halloween parties. They’re going to be drowning in sugar later in the day, so why add to the deluge?
So for some fun, healthy classroom party ideas, be sure to check out The Lunch Tray’s Pinterest board for Healthy Halloween Party Ideas, where I’ve curated ideas from all over the Internet to get you inspired! (They include the adorable fruit jack-0-lanterns pictured to the left from Our Kids Mom.)
. . . and these fun and easy Apple Mummies from Two Healthy Kitchens which I recently saw on Twitter:
Do you have other ideas or resources for healthier classroom Halloween celebrations? Let us know in a comment below!
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