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Friday, 23 October 2015 15:08

Halloween Candy Tips from Uptown Chiropractic

Promote a healthy Halloween in your neighborhood by handing out alternatives to candy like pencils, stickers, party favors or trading cards.  Costco sells 80 packs of mini play-doh at this time of the year.

  • Have some peanut free treats available for children who may have allergies.
  • Have your kids "trade the candy in" for something better - books, toys, or something of your choosing.
  • Guard against binging on Halloween candy by drinking water while eating Halloween candy.  This will fill you/your child up faster.
  • Put the extra treats into a high cabinet in your kitchen or pantry. Out of sight is out of mind, and you can control how many treats your kids get to eat over the next few days.
  • Or divide some of the leftover candy into portions and put in snack baggies to control portion size and avoid binging.
  • Throw the rest away. It may seem wasteful, but if your child has difficulty controlling his or her candy consumption, this may be the best choice.
  • If you don't want to throw the candy away, give it away. Take it to work or group meetings.
  • Food Colouring:  Smarties advertise that they use “No Artificial Colours”.  “Florida Naturals” makes snack size natural sour treats, still sugar, but no food colouring.
  • Don't buy Halloween candy early. You may just tempt yourself and your kids into eating it before the trick-or-treating even starts.
  • Skip the Halloween candy sale on November 1st. Cheap bags of candy may seem like a good buy, but you don't need the extra sugar and calories.


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Cyndy Calder - 1955-2017

It is with great sadness that we share with the community the passing of Cyndy Calder, owner of "The Bead Goes On". Cyndy passed away peacefully at Princess Margaret Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.

She was a vibrant personality and a vital part of our community. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues, friends & customers in the Mount Pleasant Village. Our hearts go out to her family. 

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 18th from 2-4pm at Cedarbrae Golf and Country Club at 55 Mac Frost Way in Scarborough. Condolences, photos and memories may be offered at www.aftercare.org

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