Should I limit kids' candy at Halloween?


Question from Rissa: I had stage II breast cancer and am a year out of treatment. My daughter is 11 and going trick-or-treating soon. I'm worried about her breast cancer risk -- I know weight gain is a factor. Should I limit the amount of candy she eats?
Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. Personally, I still consume my favorite candies on Halloween, but only on Halloween night and I limit myself to just one piece of only my true favorites.
Larissa Korde In response to the specific question, whether in childhood or adulthood it's important overall to maintain a healthy diet and weight every day. It's important to focus on your daughter's lifestyle year 'round rather than just one day.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2009, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Nutrition Through the Holidays. Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. and Larissa Korde, M.D., M.P.H. answered your questions about what and how much to eat when holiday treats abound.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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