Group annual survey found that about 65% of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween or at least participate in Halloween-related activities.
66% of them plan to distribute candy, and the union predicts that $ 3 billion will be spent on candy alone.
However, there are a few things to remember before sending your little pirate, astronaut, or vampire into a house with large chocolate bars.
Research by Coupon Follow last year, they found that Americans buy nearly £ 600 million worth of Halloween candy each year and that the average American eats £ 3.4 overnight on Halloween.
Kids say they consume up to 7,000 calories on Halloween, and the average trick or snack is about three cups of sugar.
The Nutrition Guidelines for Americans 2020–25 says that children aged 3 to 17 should not have more than 10% added sugars as part of their own diet – but experts say that some sweets are fine if their diet is well balanced.
While eating sugar on Halloween is part of the fun, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to make sure your child does it safely.
In a post on the agency’s website, it was written to memorize a few tips before embarking on a trick or treatment.
The FDA says candy should not be eaten until it has been inspected at home, labels should be checked in case of food allergy, children should not eat anything that is not commercially wrapped, commercially wrapped products should be checked for signs of tampering. and parents of very young children should eliminate potential choking hazards.
In addition, the administration recommends that you eat a snack before leaving to avoid the temptation to eat treats before they are inspected.
“Watch out for Halloween candy. Groom your teeth the right way – brush your toothpaste with fluoride every day,” they advised.