Corporate Fitness and Active Aging

Employee Health: Healthier Trick-or-Treating

This blog was written by Mechelle Meadows. Meet our blogging fitness specialists at the NIFS website.

The calories found in Halloween candy can be, well, scary! Make this year’s holiday a little more health-friendly for you as well as your corporate fitness participants.

150-Calorie Halloween Treats

This article in October’s issue of Shape magazine lists candy options that fall at or under 150 calories—a reasonable-sized snack. Here are several options for 150 calories worth of treats:

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  • 3 mini York Peppermint Patties
  • 5 snack-size Twizzlers
  • 3 mini Twix
  • 3 treat-size boxes of Nerds
  • 6 rolls of Smarties
  • 7 Hershey’s Kisses
  • 2 fun-size packs of milk chocolate M&Ms
  • 6 mini 3 Musketeers

Healthier Alternatives to Candy

Looking for an even healthier route for the children who might ring your doorbell this Halloween? Consider alternatives to candy. Several people hand out snacks such as packaged fruit or granola bars. But you can even think outside the box of food. I’ve heard of people who pass out items like small containers of Play-Doh to children, which is well received by parents.

Green Halloween has other ideas for non-candy, non-food, and healthier candy options. See this page on the website for their other treat ideas!

Topics: nutrition