#25 Don't be Scared: Halloween candy + kids

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Halloween is on its way and there’s likely candy everywhere...and that’s not a bad thing! This episode is certainly for adults who feel like you don’t have enough “willpower” when you’re suddenly around candy, but also for parents, struggling to figure out what attitude they should have when letting their kids have candy. 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. Links: Article: The sticky topic of Halloween candy https://www.ellynsatterinstitute.org/family-meals-focus/30-halloween-candy/ Research: The effect of sugar on behavior or cognition in children. A meta-analysis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7474248 Research: Hyperactivity: is candy causal? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8747098

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