Or should I say un-happy Halloween?
As my first vegan Halloween I will not be trick-or-treaking this year and maybe because I’m 19 now and I’m happy about that. Trick or treating really discuss me when you think about it. Did anyone forget that childhood obesity is an epidemic in our nation? So let’s let them go out and get pounds and pounds of processed sugar filled treats to contribute to this epidemic!
According to the National Confectioners Association each Halloween $2 billion dollars are spent on candy and nearly 93% of children in the United States go trick-or-treating, thus fueling the fires of the childhood obesity epidemic that is currently an unfortunate and grave reality.
Some parents have fun things the do instead of letting their children go into a diabetic coma like trading in their candy for cash. Better yet, some dentist offices even let the local children bring in their candy and gave them $1-$5 in cash per pound. A lot cities even have Halloween day runs for kids to whip them into shape before hand. What a great idea. Yes, btw I am going to be one of those houses that give out raisins or water bottles!