When there are plenty of treats, conversations with kids can get, well … tricky (see what we did there?). But if you’re a parent or caregiver looking to help your child have a positive relationship with food, nutrition, exercise and body image, we know Halloween can bring up some tough-to-navigate conversations.
From how to address requests for all the candy to talking about costumes and bodies, What To Say’s Halloween Guide has you covered. This quick guide features examples, dialogues and real-world advice from parenting and nutrition experts who, like you, want Halloween to be focused on FUN for children, not more worry.
Topics covered include:
How to set limits on candy and sweets without causing shame
How to talk about nutritious foods and “not-so-nutritious” foods
How to protect your kid’s body image when talking about costume choices
And much more!
For more everyday tips on promoting positive food-body relationships with the children in your life, you can also visit these additional resources from WithAll’s What to Say Initiative.
Worried about what family and strangers will say to your kid about food & body this Halloween? Check out or Parent Power Pack for guidance on how to ask adults to shift their language.
We want to combat diet culture by focusing on the things we love about Halloween! Learn how through the Halloween Challenge.