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  1. Colleen
    October 25, 2016 @ 6:44 pm

    My Daughters class is having donuts, oranges, string cheese and popcorn.
    No candy is allowed for parties 🙂

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    • Vicki
      October 26, 2016 @ 8:52 am

      We could forgive the donut since there are so many other good treats. As long as it is a small donut, not one with fruit loops or something on top 🙂

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  2. Yolande Free
    October 25, 2016 @ 9:41 pm

    Hi Vickie,
    A number of years ago I introduced a “party menu” at the school my grandkids attend in Lityleton, CO. At Leawood Elementary the students are limited to one sweet. The menu is as follows:
    Salami, turkey, and/or ham
    Cheese
    Crackers
    Fresh fruit
    Veggies
    Light Ranch dressing
    A reduced sugar drink
    And a cookie, brownie, small cupcake or another sweet
    This menu was put together by a nutritionist and dietician many years ago for schools. It limits sugar thus avoiding the sugar high and subsequent crash. Surprisingly the meat, cheese, and fruit are the first to be eaten. The kids live the menu as do the teachers. There is something for the pickiest eater, no one is left out.

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    • Vicki
      October 26, 2016 @ 8:51 am

      This is a great idea!

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  3. Theresa
    October 26, 2016 @ 3:04 am

    We don’t get to celebrate Halloween at all at school!! No party, no dressing up and parading, nothing!!
    They are doing a trunk a treat on the evening before.

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    • Vicki
      October 26, 2016 @ 8:50 am

      I have fond memories of dressing up and parading around the school! It was so much fun! We used to have parties with dry ice for the “witches brew” and bobbed for apples and all sorts of fun (and potentially dangerous or unsanitary) things. Now more things have to be done after school. It is a bummer.

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  4. Rose; 14yrs old
    October 31, 2017 @ 11:31 am

    Isn’t Halloween the ONE day of the year when we could overdose on free junk food and sweets? Myself, my parents and grandparents always overdid it on Halloween and it didn’t affect our health since we ate well the rest of the year. None of us are obese or have diabetes or other health issues. Obesity and diabetes epidemic didn’t start back then when Halloween or candy was invented, only recently, so it couldn’t be the reason for it.
    Also practically everything is dangerous and unsanitary, that is life. Getting germs once in awhile are good for strengthening the immune system.

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