Today I was in a waiting room and picked up a recent Better Homes and Garden Magazine to look at.
In the magazine they have a fact page (Your Guide To A Happy, Healthy Life). A large picture on the page of a ‘one eyed’ cake pop caught my eye. As I looked closer the fact with it was astonishing to me.
It stated that “44% of parents will eat more candy than their kids on Halloween”. It continued to report, “Hey, we all need an occasional treat. But to avoid the -oops-I-ate- the whole-bag situation, leave the wrappers out so you can see how much you’ve eaten”.
This is good advice – but it does point out as adults who should be role models for our children and we are sending a very mixed message. I’m not the food police and I willing admit I enjoy a piece of candy now and then. But really – 44% eat more candy than the kids on Halloween? That’s a lot!