5 TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN
5 TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN
1. Reflect on our own perception of sweets.
What really bothers us with this abundance of sweets Sugar The fear that he eats too much of it Why would this be so Is it our own way of eating sweetsries?
It must be remembered that control and prohibition always lead to excesses and this is what parents usually want to avoid for their children. It is better to treat sweets in a neutral way and allow the child to eat the desired amount during dessert and snacks.
Halloween and other holidays are good times to set an example that all foods are allowed.
2. Give full control to the child.
For the feeding of children, the principle of shared responsibility for feeding is used. Parents are responsible for choosing what to eat (what), where (where) and when meals and snacks are scheduled (when). The child is responsible for the quantity (how much). The foods are treated in a neutral and equivalent way so the quantity will always come back to the child, whether it is vegetables or sweets. So how many candies the child can eat at snack time The amount he wants!
3. Offer candies at meals and snacks.
On the days following Halloween, candy can be offered as desserts or snacks. They are not accessible all day and it would be the same for any other type of snack. Meal times are decided by the parent.
4. Prepare theme foods.
Children love sweets, but they also love spooky dinners or decorated fruit. What is super popular with me are the ghost bananas (half a banana with 3 chocolate chips to make the 2 eyes and the mouth). My kids also love pumpkin clementines and homemade bat-shaped shortbread cookies. There are plenty of ways to make it wonderful without emphasizing candy.
5. Pay special attention to children with allergies and to sweets that are at risk of choking.
Parents of allergic children or parents of young children may be worried about this abundance of food that is less suitable for their children. For children with allergies, it's a good idea to have non-food candies and treats available so that they can be swapped out for any candies that aren't suitable. It is also possible to ask a few neighbors to have allergen-free candies or a special thought for the child when picking them up. There is also the turquoise pumpkin initiative which shows that the house visited has options for children with allergies.
For toddlers, sweets are popular but can also be risky for choking. Hard, round, or sticky candies should be sorted out and removed from choices for children under 4 and always eaten under supervision.
Sandra Griffin Dtp Nutritioniste
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