Monday, October 19, 2015

Aiming for a healthier halloween for your kids? Try out the "Switch Witch" this year!

My friend Bridget informed me of a new fictional character recently.  This character is called the "Switch Witch" and she comes out on trick-or-treat night after the kiddos are in bed.  Her role?  To switch out their Halloween candy for another gift, such as a book, game or new Lego set.  I tested the idea out on my 7-year-old son, and this is how the conversation went after I mentioned "the Switch Witch" and what her role is:

"Oh, I hope I get a Lego set!"
My response?  "Even if she takes ALL of your candy?"
His reply:  "Yes, because candy isn't healthy."

Ha!!  I guess, as a registered dietitian, I've taught my son well!  Of course, everything in moderation, right?  I think I just might test out the "Switch Witch" this year and see what happens...after I let him indulge a little on trick-or-treat night.  Best of both worlds!