Keep Kids From Gobblin’ Too Many Sweets With Help From Pirate’s Booty – Giveaway

Sugar Gets the Hook When Parents Follow These Tips for a Healthy Holiday

Halloween can provide an exciting evening full of fun-filled frights for kids, but it doesn’t have to be scary for parents who say “boo” to the sugar rush the holiday also brings.  All that’s needed are some tricks for treating kids without going overboard with sweets – and Pirate’s Booty can help.

“Halloween can be a challenging time for parents who encourage their kids to eat healthy throughout the year,” said Emily Whelan Anschlowar, MS, RD, and in-house nutrition expert at Pirate Brands, makers of all-natural snacks including Pirate’s Booty.  “There are a ton of trick-or-treat options out there and only a few that have the characteristics that make mom happy — healthy, fun and delicious!  That’s why we came up with a set of tips and tricks to help keep parents and kids on-track for a Boo-tyful Halloween!”

Here are some “Healthy Halloween” tips from Pirate’s Booty:

· Fill ‘em up.  Feed children a full, nutritious meal before heading out to trick-or-treat.  That way they’ll be less likely to devour candy while out on the trail.

· Trade agreement.  Offer coins or a coveted toy in place of the candy.

· Cavity cutback.  Some dentist offices have actually started implementing candy buyback programs the day after Halloween.  Kids receive a monetary reward, while the candy gets shipped to different organizations like U.S. troops abroad.

· Treat others.  Donate sweets to a local food bank.

· Divide and conquer.  Measure out the candy into individual serving sizes.  Two to three little treats after a meal will fill that sweet tooth.

· A helping hand(out).  Distribute non-candy treats such as a baked, low-fat snack like Pirate’s Booty.

Pirate’s Booty, a deliciously baked, all-natural snack made from puffed rice and corn, is the perfect fit for the “A helping hand(out)” tip!  The snack is trans-fat, gluten and tree-nut free plus, it’s only 130 calories per serving.  You don’t have to “snackrifice” taste and fun for health!  Pirate’s Booty comes in a variety of flavors including Aged White Cheddar, Sour Cream & Onion, New York Pizza, Barbeque, Veggie and Sea Salt & Vinegar.  The snacks also come in single serve sizes of 1 oz. and .5 oz. bags.

Three winners will receive a treasure chest filled with jewels, eye patches, swords and of course, delicious Pirate’s Booty!

To enter, head over to Pirate Brands and come back and tell another product {other than mentioned above} that you want to try!  You can enter daily.


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4. Leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post.  It must be a new comment, previous comments are not eligible.  In other words the day you make the comment is the day you claim the extra entry.  – 3 entries for each comment you leave.


5 entries – If you have a picture of your kids or yourself in a pirate costume, post it online somewhere and leave a link to it in the comments!

Open to US residents ages 18+, ends November 8, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST. E-mail must be submitted when entering, or in the comment body.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I wrote this post as part of a blog campaign by Pirate Brands and was supplied with the above information through them, I received no compensation.

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