Thursday, December 14th, 2017

According to the National Confectionary Association, “they estimate that holiday candy sales will be $1.93 Billion this year. That’s for the 8 weeks leading up to Christmas – because holiday shopping, as we know starts that early. That’s a 2% increase over last year.”

This Halloween make sure your kids don’t overindulge in too much candy after Trick-or-Treating. To help guide parents and guardians on keeping an eye on Halloween sweet tooth habits, here are a few healthy tips from Dr. Mayrene Hernandez of UnitedHealthcare. She has been with UnitedHealth Group since 2012 and is Board Certified in Family Practice for well over 10 years.

Easter arrives on April 16th and parents might be concerned on giving too many sugary snacks that week.

There are healthy ways to celebrate says Dr. Dyan Hes, Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics and Child Obesity Expert. She says give the sweets but don’t overindulge.

The best candies that we have recently tried are by GoOrganic Candy. These sweets are 100% organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and allergen-friendly.

Little Secrets is a new, premium, natural candy-coated chocolate with no artificial ingredients, flavors, colors or corn syrup.

Xclear Inc has teamed up with the the 11th annual Halloween Candy Buy Back program. The program lets local dentists “buy” back kids’ Halloween candy in exchange for product packages, cash, or other incentives.

When I heard about these particular lollipops made to prevent cavities, I laughed. Who would think that candy could do such a thing? The CariFree Xyli-Tots Lollies shown above contain the secret ingredient Xylitol. It’s a sugar substitute that targets cavity-causing bacteria and decreases acidity. Basically, its aim is to prevent filling holes in the […]