Why upgrade your Halloween experience to focus on fun instead of sugar? The average American Kid consumes 65 lbs of added sugar per year. Too much added sugar is hurting our kids’ health short-term and long-term, and it’s hidden everywhere. While the occasional treat is okay, Halloween should be about more than the sugar high. Focusing on building community, creativity, and experiences that will be remembered long after the candy is gone is far more beneficial to our kids’ mental health and well-being. Happy Halloween!
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