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Why You Should Continue Enjoying Your Halloween Candy

Do you still have Halloween candy around? Wondering what to do with it? Did you know it is ok to enjoy Halloween candy all year round?

It may sound crazy, but yes, why shouldn’t we enjoy Halloween candy, or any candy, everyday of the year? In terms of nutrition, candy is not the most nutrient dense – no vitamins, minerals, or antioxidants to boost our health. But, candy does have health promoting qualities – maybe not the most common or noticeable, but they exist.

Sometimes the healthiest way to eat candy is to do just that – eat it! Research has shown that restricting food (not just candy) can lead to bingeing or overeating to a point of uncomfortable fullness. Hiding candy, or other “forbidden” foods, gives that food all of the power! How do we take that power away? Have those foods out and about just like the other snacks – why should they be any different?

Yes, candy is high in sugar. No, this doesn’t mean we should eat candy all day long without considering our health.

Enjoy your candy to the fullest while also considering:

  • What you Really Want: if you are in the mood for a chocolatey candy, but go for something fruity, odds are you’ll end up eating the fruity candy and eventually the chocolate candy too! Consider what you actually want and will get satisfaction from, and then completely enjoy every bite of it.
  • Are you Full: sometimes it can be sad to stop enjoying something that is so good and brings so much joy. But, it’s also uncomfortable to eat past fullness and feel sick. While you are enjoying your candy, take breaks and consider if you are still hungry or if you have had enough for the moment. And remember, you can still eat the candy again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, and get all of the joyful feelings again.
  • Curiosity over Judgement: eating is a constant learning experience. If you eat too much candy one day, acknowledge it, move on, and learn from it. Be curious to learn about the signals our body’s tell us. There is no such thing as a perfect eater.

The moral of the story is, eat the candy, and enjoy the candy! Share this message with family and friends and apply it to other “forbidden” foods.

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  • November 4, 2020



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“What a wonderful dinner we had tonight for our international families. The food was delicious and well presented as well.”

“Thank you for including me today in the food waste demonstration/[chef competition] and flattering me with the role of “judge.” I will proudly don the [Stop Food Waste Day] apron the next time I plan an “event” in our own kitchen. I think this is a very worthwhile cause and the statistics you read off are staggering. They, alone, can intimidate a home chef, let alone be the “driver’ for a professional one.”

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“With all the prep work from Winterim ramping up and classes continuing as usual, it's a busy time to be a Forman teacher. Imagine my delight, tired as I was, when I delved into the upscale-restaurant-quality chicken parmesan our dining hall served last night. Forman is all about support, and providing our students with a dinner of that quality is just as important a measure of support as anything that happens in a classroom.”

“I can’t thank your entire team enough for the outstanding service, food, displays, everything!  You are a master at detail, and because of that Adam and I were able to focus on the parents.  I know what a sacrifice pulling off a weekend like this means, we are so appreciative and grateful to you all for your talent and generosity.”

“I ALWAYS feel spoiled by the meal offerings at CSW (The Cambridge School of Weston) and am entirely grateful for it. As I eat today's delicious and lavish lunch (and think about yesterday's as well), I can't tell you how much I feel so well cared for here, both with the food and by the dining hall staff. CSW cares for us in so many ways, both big and small.”

“Thank You! Chef Budd [and team], you overcame a new online ordering system (and hundreds of labels daily!), provided creative and healthy menus, continued to connect with local farmers to incorporate locally sourced ingredients, and worked tirelessly to serve the school community on three campuses.  While it feels like you are all a little like the Wizard of Oz right now, working behind a curtain in a kitchen far away, we sense your smiles and your passion to deliver the best possible service during these trying times. We are all so grateful!”

“I will say that CulinArt has always been a very collaborative partner to T. Rowe Price, listening to our current needs and future goals and suggesting realistic and achievable strategies to meet those goals.  2020 was obviously no exception.  CulinArt also altered other areas of our OCS and pantry programs to create safer environments for all our associates. We can only thank you for your continued flexibility and innovative ideas through these difficult times.”

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