QUESTION: My kids' friends devour their entire trick or treat stash in a day or two. My mother always limited us to a few pieces a day. Do I give in to the holiday fun or crack down on the sugar?
ANSWER: I knew a guy in grade school who emptied his entire sack after trick or treating and devoured it all in one sitting. He still complains about a stomach ache to this day. Halloween is just the beginning of the sugar madness that lasts throughout the rest of the year; why not spread it out? Unless you want multiple trips to the dentist and sugar highs that last past midnight, I suggest doling out their favorites every night after dinner or tossing one in their lunch bag (that is, after you pick out your favorites and stash them away, of course!).