Wow. Four months. When I abruptly stopped blogging mid-June, I knew I’d be on hiatus a little bit. We’d decided to move. I had a big writing project in the works. We’d started tossing around the idea of homeschooling. So I knew blogging would take a backseat temporarily. I was thinking a month, max. Then life did what life does. Twists, turns and all the rest. And here we are a third of a year later (a third of a year!).
I have an “I’m back!” post in the works, as well as a couple other posts to get things on track around here. But, in the meantime, I wanted to let local readers know to listen in today at 1 p.m. EDT to WXXI-AM’s Connections with Evan Dawson, where I’ll be one of the guests discussing Halloween and All That Candy.
Any idea what I might have to say? Ha!
These two past posts might give a clue:
It’s OK. Limiting candy won’t ruin childhood
Turn Halloween candy into gingerbread house bling
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Don’t forget to squeeze in the fact that refined sugar is an anti-nutrient that can negatively impact your immune system. In the age of Ebola and Enterovirus, we need to do more than wash hands to protect our families. Improving sleep habits, building stress reduction routines and cutting back on sugar can help in building our resilience to colds, flu and other bugs. Halloween can still be loads and loads of fun with less candy.
I enjoyed the broadcast today! Thanks for bringing up the fact that even kids (and adults) without overweight/obesity can suffer from the side effects of too much sugar, dye, and other additives in commercially prepared items. That fact seems to get lost so often in these types of discussions where the emphasis tends to be on weight. Great discussion!
Thanks so much for listening, Anne. Yes, that whole “if you’re skinny, you’re healthy” thing is a big pet peeve of mine — so I’m also glad I got to talk about that!