St. Luke’s Dietitian Offers Tips and Treats Ahead of Halloween

St. Luke's Clinical Dietitian Mary Cherne Offers Tips for Youth and Adults When it Comes to Healthy Halloween Habits

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween falls on Wednesday this week and many folks have probably already stocked up the candy drawer, but it’s important to remember moderation is the best bet as we head into the height of the holiday season.

St. Luke’s Clinical Dietitian Mary Cherne stopped by FOX 21 Local News Monday morning to offer a few tips before trick-or-treating this week.

Cherne advises parents to let children have small amounts of candy on a regular basis, therefore the child won’t be dealing with a sugar rush the night of Halloween. She says it’s important to let your child consume a few pieces of candy after touring around the block, but not too much. Moderation is key and will allow your child to better process the sugar.

Cherne reminds parents to always sort through candy and make sure there are no foreign objects inside.

Check for choking hazards before your child begins to eat candy.

Cherne also reminds children and adults to keep the candy out of sight. This will help ward off any unwanted urges to continue eating more than your waste line would like.

Most importantly, Cherne wants all Northlanders to have a happy and safe Halloween!

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