Trick or Treat? We’re getting tricked alright–tricked into getting obese. The treat? Well, how’s about getting treated for diabetes? I don’t know about you, but I’d rather contribute to the HEALTH of our youth. Granted, not all supplements are created equal and many of them contain just as many harmful ingredients as candy and other processed foods–But, the point is that it’s up to us to be responsible and to research the things we feed our children and ourselves!
Here are 13 Scary Halloween Health Stats, written by Alex Orlov at DailyBurn.com
13 Scary Halloween Health Stats
TRICK OR TREAT
3,500 to 7,000
Calories worth of candy an average child collects on Halloween night.
Pounds of candy corn made for the 2012 Halloween season.
Pounds of chocolate Americans buy during the week of Halloween.
Potential trick or treaters between the ages of five and 14 in the United States.
Pieces of candy a standard pillowcase can hold.
Grams of sugar in a king size Snickers bar. (One bag of Skittles has 47 grams of sugar!)
The amount of money Americans are expected to spend on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy this year.
Percent of children ages 6 to 11 who’ve had tooth decay in their permanent teeth.
Decayed or missing teeth surfaces the average adult (age 20-64) has.
Pounds that the world’s heaviest pumpkin weighs, grown in the United Kingdom this fall.
Percent of injuries on Halloween that are finger/hand injuries. (And 44.2 percent of Americans will carve a pumpkin this season.)
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes that have been sold since the drink was introduced in 2009.
Minutes of walking (or trick or treating!) it would take to burn off a tall Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, which has 380 calories. (Our Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte, coming in at 85 calories, would only take 30 minutes to walk off!)
13 Scary Halloween Health Stats Written by: Alex Orlov. Alex graduated from Hamilton College with a major in philosophy and a minor in French. Her written work has covered a variety of topics including collegiate sports, academic dishonesty, spirituality and religion on campus and defense and space-related research. She has always been passionate about athletics, health and fitness and has competed at the collegiate level in synchronized team skating, rowing and Ultimate Frisbee.