Happy Healthy Halloween!

To kids, candy rocks! No wonder a holiday that’s based on free candy and dressing up in costumes is so popular with children. As a nation, we love candy. So much so that we eat nearly 25 pounds per person per year, with Halloween taking the biggest bite out of our annual consumption. What’s more, according to research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutririon, 17 percent of the calories in 6- to 17-year-olds’ diets come from added sugars — as much as 22 teaspoons per day.As a result, many adults are looking for healthier options to give to treat-seekers at their doorstep. I’ve been doling out healthier alternatives for years, and so far so good. My house hasn’t been egged or TP’d and kids keep coming back. Here are some of my go-tos for All Hallow’s Eve. Click here for more informn-HALLOWEEN-CANDY-large300ation.


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About jensera

Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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