Let’s face it, Halloween is the one night of the year where our children are surrounded by so many treats and the whole holiday is based around sugary rewards. But, have you really thought about how much sugar your children are consuming in such a short space of time?
Supermarkets are packed full of Halloween sweets, even more refined sugar, artificial sweeteners and more food colourings. As much as Halloween is a fun, exciting time of the year for our little ones, we must remember to take care of their health and wellbeing at the same time.
So, what can you do?
Here at Rewards Project, we want to show children that there is more to Halloween than sweets. We want our children to have fun and look after their teeth too!
So, why not try some non-food rewards and alternatives? We’ve put together a list of creative, non-food rewards for trick-or-treat bags and even alternatives for your upcoming Halloween party.
Non-food rewards for Trick ‘or’ Treat bags:
- Colourful pencils
- Mini activity packs
- Glow sticks
- Halloween stickers
- Whistles or Kazoos
- Vampire fangs
- Spinning tops
- Spider jewellery
- Mini play-dough tubs
- Bouncy balls
- Halloween themed keyrings
- Spooky accessories such as headbands and handmade bracelets
If they are having sweets, it is better to have them in one go and then throw out the remaining ones rather than pick on them over the week. They will likely get a sugar rush, feel sick and then it will put them off sweets!
Having a Halloween party?
There are plenty of different low-sugar alternatives online which can help you gather some inspiration for a Halloween party; they can even incorporate some of their five-a-day.
Take a look below at some of our ideas for your next Halloween party.
- Make sure fruit and veg is still easily accessible.
- Create a fruit salad bowl in a spooky witch’s cauldron.
- Add edible eyes to carrot and cucumber sticks.
- Create ‘Spooky’ boiled eggs instead of offering chocolate eggs.
- Create Pumpkin shapes out of satsumas.
- Carve mini ‘pumpkin-style’ faces out on peppers.
- Label their water bottles as ‘Witches Water’ to make it more fun.
How much sugar are YOU consuming?
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