No Trick Treats Maps Healthy Halloween Candy


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For the health conscious like me, Halloween candy that can lend to ill health is as spooky as un-fairly traded choco treats. I hate sounding like the grim reaper and all, but it's science -- not this blogger -- linking childhood obesity, diabetes and cancer to refined sugars.

Unless you want to be the "granny" on the block handing out apples or silver dollars (hey, not judging), the sweet treat element of the holiday need not get lost. There are cool alterna-sweets out there, cool homes in your 'hood passing them out for your little goblins and a first of its kind website making all of which easier to locate. It's called NoTrickTreats.com.

The website was designed for treat-getters and treat-givers sensitive to kids dietary needs. Enter your address on the site's Google map to locate nearby homes, apartments and businesses opting to treat, not trick, with vegan, organic, raw, nut-free, kosher, sugar-free, gluten-free treats and more.

Making a pledge to pass out more mindful goodies this year? Enter your house on the map. I entered in my Brooklyn yoga studio as I'll be handing out (OK, and snacking on) Nature's Path Organic Peanut Choco Drizzle Crispy Rice Bars that I snagged from Whole Foods.

I think First Lady, Michelle Obama, and celeb chef, Jamie Oliver -- both fighting the good fight against childhood obesity -- would approve.

Happy Hallo-treating!

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