This candy-crazed holiday presents real challenges for those who struggle in their relationship with food. Suddenly your house is filled with candy you intended to hand out to trick-or-treaters, and perhaps then the candy your children bring home. It can be difficult to eat intuitively in the presence of a food that tends to have such "charm."
And what about your children? How do you approach candy with them? Well-intended parents often try to limit or restrict the child's Halloween candy intake, and what they don't see is the big picture of how this reinforces a dysfunctional relationship with candy. Ellyn Satter, a well-known dietitian, wrote an article on this for her newsletter and it's timeless advice. Check it out here: