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Halloween candy

October 29, 2010

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Peter Wehrwein, Contributor, Harvard Health

Peter Wehrwein was the editor of the Harvard Health Letter from 1999 to May 2012. He is currently a freelance writer and editor, and contributes to the Harvard Health blog and Before editing the Health Letter, … See Full Bio
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Marc Azada
October 28, 2011

I think parents should limit their kid’s sweet intake. By doing so, kids will not get too obsess in eating candies.

October 4, 2011

Sugar is the thing my daughter loves to go after on Halloween we do limit the amount that our children can have at the end of the night and mom and dad end up with the rest .One shop in town does give out candy apples.
September 18, 2011

Save on ( cal)if you go for chocolates with light and airy insides instead rich creamy caramel fillings and you might just be able to get through October without going a costume size or 2 up!

Raymond Veguilla
September 14, 2011

I love reading great posts like this by true pro writers! Thank you for the awesome post on dental health!


August 29, 2011

Now you can understand why there’s a growing interest in halloween candy. When people start looking for more information about halloween candy, you’ll be in a position to meet their needs.

Thanks & Regards
Rocky Git
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aiza@dental services
March 23, 2011

wow.this is a must read. you’ll learn a lot from here. great post!
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Allen Christopher
March 2, 2011

As a large Apple grower myself I guess I would prefer they give out apples. I remember as a kid getting apples, candy apples and caramel apples on Halloween.

I also remember that some kids had to take all of their candy to the local hospital for x-rays to ensure no razors or pins were put in it.

Great post!

allen christopher
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December 7, 2010

Taking the candy of out of trick-or-treat, i agree this point , we can find a more heathy one as replacement .

Sieglinde Stieda
November 19, 2010

The final comment “It’s only one night” is utterly stupid! The kids will be eating those candy unti9l Christmas when they load up again. And then there’s VAlentine’s and Easter and birthdays during the rest of the year. You seem to forget that sugar and candies are an addictive substance!.
As a former primary teacher I saw the devastating consequences of this constant craving of sugar in my students. The kids’ behaviours grew worse after every sugar-event.
What in the world are you teaching at your so-called prestigious HArvard Medical School?

November 1, 2010

Things you can have every day, like nuts and fruits, aren’t a treat. I’m old enough to remember when some people still gave out apples as treats and none of us wanted them.

The nice thing about Halloween-themed small toys is that they don’t go stale if you overestimate need when shopping for treats, so you can toss the remainder in the closet & give them out next year. They’re also not going to affect the waistlines or tooth enamel of the adults in the house.

KC Dalis
October 29, 2010

Perhaps sweets and chocolate can be replaced with nuts and fruits! (Just a thought)

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