Tame the Cookie Monster
- Friday, October 27, 2000
Candy and fruitcake can work miracles in letting us reach back and touch the warmest memories of our holidays past. And it's no wonder that the holidays are like mini-vacations from wise, reasonable eating - a time to let go. Sweet treats are everywhere this time of year, especially Oct. 31. It's hard enough to struggle with our own issues of desire versus self-control, but as a parent, keeping our children out of the cookie jar can seem a never-ending battle. (Not to mention ourselves.)
We worry about obesity, behavioral upsets and cavities -- and dooming our child to a lifetime as an unhealthy eater -- every time we notice they are reaching for one more cookie.
Try using these tips to help your family's choices be naturally wise -- and naturally better!
Teach kids great nutrition by teaching them how to cook with Pam's Come Cook With Me - A Kid's Cookbook. Check it out at
Need encouragement in your battle against extra pounds? Read Devotions for Dieters daily.
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