Ottawa mom starts campaign against Halloween junk food
Trick or treaters in one Ottaw Skechers On Sale a neighbourhood Thursday night should expect popcorn slipped into their bags. Or juiceboxes. Or cheese strings. Or raisins.
They come from concerned parents Skechers On Sale like Maggie Cordina, a web entrepreneur and mother of two who has urged her neighbours in Britannia to consider a treat as a Halloween goodie instead of chocolate bars, lollipops and candy corn.
think we should change the perspective on what a ‘treat’ can be, she said. also took H Skechers On Sale alloween costumes out of schools, so why not sugary junk? The problem is, the kids who eat healthy feel left out just like they did for costumes.
Such over the top reactions aside, critics w Skechers On Sale orry the trend toward a healthier Halloween will suck the magic from a 100 year old tradition that is the purview of kids, and that the move has a lot more to do with parental need for control. I feel that’s a real violation of the Halloween social contract. Kawash writes in her book. Those anxieties now include mass produced processed food the kind Ms. Cordina herself admits she tries to limit (hence why a cheesestring is considered a treat).
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But the industry has shifted to include or elements in food that considered healthy, such as granola bars top cavity causers, dental associations say.
of the wonderful things to me about candy is it’s not healthy. It’s honest. It says ‘I am here for your pleasure, I am just here to be a lovely little bon bon, I’m not trying to give you fibre or vitamins or save your life or do anything redeeming, she said. The lines, however, are blurred now, Ms. Kawash said, and it harder for people to see the difference between what food and what a treat.
Toronto mother Catherine Vettese says she reluctantly went out and bought $60 worth of licorice, Starburst and Double Bubble to hand out Thursday night, even if she prefer her 2 year old daughter got bubbles or a sticker instead.
don’t want to become that house, that boring house nobody wants to go to, said Ms. Vettese, who works in marketing. last thing I’d want is for her to be ostracized because her mother has decided to keep everyone healthy. The father of three girls will happily hand out lollipops and chips to the trick or treaters in the St. John bedroom community of Portugal Cove.
neutered the fun out of enough kid activities, some for good reasons and some for not, he said. Being handed health food instead of candy? not the buzz children seek, he said.
are under relentless pressure to be accountable for whatever happens to their children, so if kids put on weight, we kind of obsess about it and then blame the parents, he said. way your child looks is now a reflection on you. If your child is handsome or beautiful, then that’s a statement on mommy and daddy. the obese which seems to be the Fargo pamphleteer motivation never works, said Yoni Freedhoff, a professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa, and medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute. In keeping with his crusade against the ubiquity of sugary treats, Dr. Freedhoff will hand out glow in the dark wands and swords when the doorbell rings Thursday night. He been doing it since 2006 and his home hasn been egged yet.