Many parents are wondering how they can help their kids continue to maintain a healthy diet with the Halloween holiday coming up. Lisa Peterson, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with the University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 is giving parents several tips to keep in mind this season.
Peterson says one way to keep their children from snacking on candy while they're trick or treating is to feed them a well balanced meal before heading out.
Parents should also make sure to check their children's candy to make sure there isn't anything in the candy that could make them sick, such an ingredient the child is allergic to. Peterson says to keep an eye on the packaging as well, and if anything seems suspicious, just throw the candy out.
Peterson appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.