Five ways to keep candy consumption under control after trick-or-treating
Donate Your Candy
Another popular solution to getting the extra candy out of the house is to donate it. Kids enjoy donating their candy to troops overseas, homeless shelters, and cancer programs that provide candy for chemotherapy patients. Consider starting a donation program at your kids’ school and have other students participate. Another option: See if a local dentist will buy your kids' candy.
Hand Out Candy You Don’t Like
This is what I do. To resist temptation while I am handing out candy (or before Halloween when it is sitting in my pantry), I buy my least favorite candy. Then I pick my favorites from my kids’ trick-or-treat collection.
Hand Out Non-Food Items
Parents often think this will make their house unpopular, but my experience is quite the opposite. Kids are accumulating so much candy, so getting a fun Halloween toy or game is a fun change. Sugarless gum is also a guilt-free choice that is popular with all age groups.