Halloween candy tips from the Guilt-Free RD

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Registered dietitian Melissa Joy Dubbins is on to something. She is the “guilt-free RD” because “food shouldn’t make you feel bad.”

A couple of days ago, Melissa posted an interesting blog on Halloween trick-or-treat night that encourages parents to allow children to learn how to manage sweets, because, well, that’s an important life lesson. Like nearly everyone we know, Melissa loves candy. The important thing is to learn how to have a healthy relationship with food from a very early age. Here’s Melissa’s blog post on the subject, which includes NCA’s candy moderation guidelines.