The Appetite Episode #25: Don’t be Scared: Halloween Candy + Kids

An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast


Halloween is on its way and there’s likely candy everywhere…and that’s not a bad thing! Opal Co-Founder Julie Church, RDN, CD, CEDRD sits down with host Carter Umhau, LMHC and challenges common misconceptions around the “addictive” nature of candy. This episode is certainly for those adults that feel like they don’t have enough “willpower” when they’re suddenly around candy, but also for parents out there, struggling to figure out what attitude they should have when letting their kids have candy.


Links and Resources:

Article: The sticky topic of Halloween candy

Research: The effect of sugar on behavior or cognition in children. A meta-analysis. 

Research: Hyperactivity: is candy causal?


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