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Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: Yucky28 ()
Date: October 03, 2011 06:15AM

As we all know, America is the midst of an obesity crisis that doesn't look to be going away anytime soon.

But that doesn't mean you have to contribute to it!

Fight back! against Chris Christie syndrome this upcoming Halloween by giving kids alternative healthy treats to the traditionally unhealthy ones you gave them in the past.

My personal favorite treat to give out (and to to get as a kid!) is glow sticks/necklaces/bracelets.

They're super cheap!

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=glow+stick&x=0&y=0

I recommend you crack them on right before you hand them to them. That way they'll be safe when crossing the streets!

You can also give out other healthy alternative treats like plastic vampire teeth, eye patches, whatever.

And best of all, you'll totally be trolling all the little kids who get uber pissT whenever they don't get candy (*fist pump*)!


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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: Yahweh ()
Date: October 03, 2011 08:12AM

Great ideas. Do stay away from grapes and toothpaste, or anything else that would be difficult to clean off the front of your house in the morning.

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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: Olde Farte ()
Date: October 03, 2011 08:18AM

There is no healthy or otherwise alternative to Halloween.

Period.

Sometimes you just have to party, ya know?

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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: sumguy ()
Date: October 03, 2011 08:44AM

May I suggest giving out eggs and toilet paper.

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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: October 03, 2011 08:45AM

I have to disagree. I think kids/parents can deal with a shitload of candy one time per year. It's Halloween for crying out loud. If you're really concerned you can do the following:

1. Limit the number of houses the kids visit (but what's the fun in that)
2. Once back at the house, have the kids pick out ______ number of pieces to keep and get rid of the rest. Lots of pediatric dentists have "candy amnesty", where you get a prize for every pound the kids turn in.
3. You, as a parent, keep control of the obtained candy and distribute as you see fit.

Or, if you insist upon imposing your "healthy alternative" on to children...just don't give anything at all. Nobody remembers the houses that don't participate...they remember the ones that give shit treats.

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That's not a ladybug, that's a cannapiller.

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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Date: October 03, 2011 09:04AM

Instead of worrying about what your kids get one night out of the year, try focusing on not eating at McDonald's every other fucking day of the year.

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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: Olde Farte ()
Date: October 03, 2011 09:16AM

Warhawk Wrote:
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> ...they remember the ones that give shit treats.

So true - I will always remember the "rich area" of my growing-up neighborhood - some of the houses there handed out BAGGIES of candy.

So when I started handing out candy on my own, =I= wanted to be one of those houses the kids remember - I hand out full-sized candy bars to the 90 or so kids that come by - about 3 boxes from Costco.

Any extras I get to eat.

Yum.

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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: Yucky28 ()
Date: October 03, 2011 11:13AM


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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: Shadow ()
Date: October 03, 2011 11:16AM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> Instead of worrying about what your kids get one
> night out of the year, try focusing on not eating
> at McDonald's every other fucking day of the year.


+1

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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: October 03, 2011 12:51PM

Yucky28 Wrote:
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> My personal favorite treat to give out (and to to
> get as a kid!) is glow
> sticks/necklaces/bracelets.




LOL Are you taking kids to raves?

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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: Ms ProVallone ()
Date: October 03, 2011 03:08PM

I have an Uncle who is a Dentist and he use to give out toothbrushes every year for Halloween.

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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: October 03, 2011 03:10PM

How about some Gala or McIntosh apples. Maybe some starfruits...

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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: Candylover2 ()
Date: October 03, 2011 05:49PM

Yucky28 Wrote:
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> As we all know, America is the midst of an obesity
> crisis that doesn't look to be going away anytime
> soon.
>
> But that doesn't mean you have to contribute to
> it!
>
> Fight back! against Chris Christie syndrome this
> upcoming Halloween by giving kids alternative
> healthy treats to the traditionally unhealthy ones
> you gave them in the past.
>
> My personal favorite treat to give out (and to to
> get as a kid!) is glow
> sticks/necklaces/bracelets.
>
> They're super cheap!
>
> http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-
> alias%3Daps&field-keywords=glow+stick&x=0&y=0
>
> I recommend you crack them on right before you
> hand them to them. That way they'll be safe when
> crossing the streets!
>
> You can also give out other healthy alternative
> treats like plastic vampire teeth, eye patches,
> whatever.
>
> And best of all, you'll totally be trolling all
> the little kids who get uber pissT whenever they
> don't get candy (*fist pump*)!
>

Why the need? They have been having Halloween as we know it today for nearly 80 years, and we didnt have an "obesity epidemic" back then. Kids ate tons of candy and stayed skinny as a rail. I dont think that is the answer to deprive kids of candy.

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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: fat kid with cavities ()
Date: October 03, 2011 06:09PM

If I dont get Snickers bars and not those small squares either, then you are getting the eggs and soap treatment, I might even take a shit in your yard.

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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: friskydingo ()
Date: October 03, 2011 06:12PM

fat kid with cavities Wrote:
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> If I dont get Snickers bars and not those small
> squares either, then you are getting the eggs and
> soap treatment, I might even take a shit in your
> yard.


**this message brought to you by the political action committee, FKWC - Fat Kids With Cavities

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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: Mr. Misery ()
Date: October 04, 2011 08:53PM

when I was a boy, there was always a house on the block where some religious people lived, and every Halloween they would give out a little pamphlet that had cartoons about Jesus and how you should go to church and stuff.

we fucked those old religious people up the asshole one year. We fucked em good and hard, too...
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Re: Healthy alternative treats for kids on Halloween
Posted by: mephist ()
Date: October 04, 2011 09:01PM

Old candy corn, or those ribbon candies from Christmas are always a pleasant surprise to find when the kid gets home.

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