Weekly Dietitian Tip: Halloween Candy

October is the month where there seems to be Halloween candy everywhere you turn. While a little bit can fit into a healthy diet, you’d be surprised to know how quickly the added sugar adds up in those fun size candy bars.

The guidelines on recommended added sugar intake vary between 25-50 g a day (per the Dietary Guidelines of Americans and the American Heart Association).

Four mini milky ways already add up to 19 grams of added sugar. That’s a significant amount, especially when considering sugar intake from any other point in the day.

Like always, aim to enjoy your sweets in moderation, and still make sure to treat yourself to a couple of pieces of your favorite Halloween candy this year.

~Kaylee Brown, Registered Dietitian