Since Easter is on Sunday, here are a couple stats for you about Easter baskets . . .
- Nearly 90% of Easter baskets will contain candy or chocolate.
- 52% of us prefer our chocolate eggs to be filled with cream or caramel . . . 32% like their chocolate eggs to be solid . . . and 16% like it hollow.
- 81% of parents admit to STEALING candy from their kids’ Easter baskets.
The survey also found that 91% of parents plan to talk to their kids about balance when it comes to eating Easter candy. So here are three tips to help you with that . . .
- Buy small. Meaning the candy AND the Easter basket itself. If the basket is small, it won’t take as much candy to fill . . . and fun-size candy can make a HUGE difference in how much sugar your kid eats at one time.
- Fill it with stuff other than candy. Like stickers, pencils, Legos, crayons, and other art supplies.
- Set some expectations. According to a dietician, one easy way to limit your kid’s candy intake is to include a note from the Easter Bunny, telling them how much they can eat each day. That way YOU don’t come out looking like the bad guy.