As a child, I loved getting Halloween candy almost as much as I loved Christmas gifts. Looking back as an adult though I wonder if perhaps this holiday should be altered somehow. A standard example of what happens when a kid comes home from trick or treating is below:
I saw this in my Facebook feed and got scared for this little fellow. Obesity and diabetes are rampant problems in the United States and giving kids five pounds of refined sugar in one day will do nothing to help curb the problem.
Maybe this holiday should be altered to be about costumes, active games, and healthy snacks instead? How do you change culture though?