How do you take the fun out of Halloween? By ending the practice of passing out high sugar, high fat content candy to those lovely little trick or treater’s. Halloween seems to be the binge holiday for kid’s, something akin to the binge holiday adults love to partake in on New Year’s Eve. I guess that’s where we learn about the binge part of life as a kid, from that wonderful holiday known as Halloween. Seriously, if you have kid’s you know what I’m talking about. Those pillow cases full of candy that were passed onto your kid from the neighbors. Granted the kid’s probably hit a 5 square mile radius to grab those M&M’s, Hershey chocolates, Twizzlers, gum drops, Kit-Kats, and the list just goes on and on. What options do we, as parents to stem the high sugar, high fat content of all of those juicy delicious mouthwatering candy bars? Besides binging on them ourselves. We really don’t have many options, unless you’re really good at magic tricks. But, if you’re a concerned parent who wants to swim up river against the prevailing mores of Halloween, here are some healthier ideas to consider. Have a Halloween party at your home for your kid’s and their friends. Invite the other parents too. Offer healthier alternatives than store bought candies, and be wary of any food allergies the other kids may have. A party could have a lot of physical activities like bobbing for apples that could keep the kid’s minds off of eating candy bars. If all else fails in trying to stem the onslaught of store bought candy, you can always tell your kid that Halloween was canceled due to the Federal budget deficit.