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by Rebecca Forbes


Whether you're 5 or 55, chances are when you think Halloween you think candy. There isn’t usually anything overly healthy in the typical trick-or-treater's stash. If you find yourself debating which Halloween treats are okay for you and your kids to sink your teeth into—trying to distinguish the good, the bad, and the downright ugly—we can help! 

Lauren Slayton, MS, RD, and Caren Tishfield, RD, co-authors of Mindful Menus: The Guilt-Free Guide to Ordering In, have put together this handy nutritional guide that gives you the skinny on potentially fattening Halloween snacks. And remember, a few hours of trick-or-treating can burn off some of that excess sugar!


 Rating  Candy  Portion  Calories 
 Time to work it off 
 Baby Ruth   2 fun size   260   47 minutes 
   O'Henry   2 fun size   240   44 minutes 
 Still Bad   Snickers   2 fun size   190   35 minutes 
   Reese's Peanut Butter  Cups   2 snack size   180   33 minutes 
   Milky Way   2 fun size   180   33 minutes 
 Better   3 Musketeers   2 fun size   140   26 minutes 
   Hershey's Kisses   5 pieces   130   24 minutes 
   Starburst   6 pieces   120   22 minutes 
 Best Bets   Candy Corn   20 pieces   108   20 minutes 
   York Peppermint Patty   2 small   106   20 minutes 
   Nestle Crunch   2 fun size   100   18 minutes 
   Kit-Kat   1 snack size   80   15 minutes 
   Tootsie Pop   1 pop   60   11 minutes

*walking 4 mph


Healthy Suggestions:
• Parents should only keep a snack-size Ziploc of their kids’ loot.
• It's also strategic for parents not to keep their personal favorites (or their child’s faves) around for giveaways to trick-or-treaters. In the back of your mind, you know you have these tucked away and will indulge when you shouldn't.
• Other sweets remaining from your child’s trick-or-treating should be strategically taken out of     the house to your workplace or given to others to avoid temptation for children and parents. If it's not around, you won't want it or think about it.

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