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Ask the Nutritionist: Tips to keep Halloween healthful

The National Restaurant Association's Director of Nutrition and Healthy Living Joy Dubost, Ph.D., R.D., provides regular commentary on the NRA News blog. In this post, she discusses tips to keep Halloween healthful.

Halloween is here, which means there are treats surrounding us. From the office to the home, we are surrounded by calorie-rich candy. Below are a few tips to consider to make sure your Halloween is not scary to your healthy eating plan.

• Timing is everything - Don't consume treats before a meal, or worse yet, in place of a meal. You can have a treat, but enjoy it in moderation and after a meal. This will help ensure you do not fill up on less nutritious foods.

• Keep healthy snacks on hand - Satisfy that sweet tooth with fruit, vegetables and low-fat dairy options. Having these easily accessible and prominent will help remind you to eat these more nutritious foods before you go for those treats.

• Out of sight, out of mind - Keep that candy bowl away from arm's reach. Keep the candy hidden, so that it is not tempting you to snack on these treats throughout the day.

For more nutritious options, try these tasty treats - and make sure you look for snack-size options:

•  Whole grain flavored crackers
•  Sugar-free gum
•  Low-sugar granola bars
•  Graham crackers
•  Dried fruit or fruit snacks made with 100% juice
•  Trail mix or nuts
•  100 calorie snack bags

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