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Does Halloween encourage obesity?

October 31- 2003

Cairo - Rhonda Keve is the Director of Nutrition for the Cairo School system. She says parents should constantly be aware of what their children are eating, not only on holidays like Halloween.

Keve says, "[Parents] can limit some of it instead of letting them gorge out on the candy.  Of course, we need to be concerned, too, there are 364 other days during the year that we need to be concerned about.  It's not just the Halloween candy."

Some alternatives to sugary candy are fruits and vegetables and pretzels. Keve says if your children are eating sugary candy, it should be limited.

posted at 4:11 PM by karen.collier@walb.com

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