13 Scary Halloween Health Stats

On October 30, 2013 by Physical Culturist

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!

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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.

    35 million

    Pounds of candy corn made for the 2012 Halloween season.

    90 million

    Pounds of chocolate Americans buy during the week of Halloween.

    41 million

    Potential trick or treaters between the ages of five and 14 in the United States.

    1,690

    Pieces of candy a standard pillowcase can hold.

    54

    Grams of sugar in a king size Snickers bar. (One bag of Skittles has 47 grams of sugar!)

    $7 billion

    The amount of money Americans are expected to spend on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy this year.

TERRIFYING TEETH

    21

    Percent of children ages 6 to 11 who’ve had tooth decay in their permanent teeth.

    13.6

    Decayed or missing teeth surfaces the average adult (age 20-64) has.

CREEPY CARVINGS

    1,520

    Pounds that the world’s heaviest pumpkin weighs, grown in the United Kingdom this fall.

    17.6

    Percent of injuries on Halloween that are finger/hand injuries. (And 44.2 percent of Americans will carve a pumpkin this season.)

    200 million

    Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes that have been sold since the drink was introduced in 2009.

    134

    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.

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