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  1. Floyd1977

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    The candy ban

    NYC moms battle the sugary scourge of Halloween by telling kids to just say no to traditional treats

    • By JANE RIDLEY
    • Last Updated: 11:37 PM, October 30, 2012
    • Posted: 9:41 PM, October 30, 2012
    Manhattan mom Braden Rhetts and her sons Fisher and Ryker, ages 4 and 2, are excitedly making plans for the annual Halloween party in their Chelsea apartment building, which is set to take place despite the storm.
    But instead of packing the usual candy corn, Twizzlers and KitKats into jack-o’-lantern buckets to give to friends and neighbors, they’re filling them with stickers, rubber balls and mini-pretzel packs.
    “We don’t do the candy thing in our household,” says Rhetts, a stay-at-home mom in her 30s. “While we still have some control over their diet — and, believe me, we know the day of reckoning will come when we don’t — we want to make sure it’s as sugar-free as possible.”
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    Instead of Hershey bars and candy corn, Braden Rhetts and her two children, Ryker (bottom left) and Fisher, are sweetening the pot with apples and stickers for trick-or-treaters.
    If Fisher and Ryker receive any candy at the party or when they’re out trick or treating, not one piece will pass their lips. Instead, their haul will be shipped to Operation Gratitude, a charitable project where troops are sent boxes of goodies to boost morale.
    While a sugar-free Halloween may sound like a contradiction in terms, it’s catching on with a growing number of NYC parents turning their backs on the annual Halloween candy binge. Instead, they’re seeking alternatives to “empty-calorie” treats that lead to tooth decay and obesity.
    Because of the demand from health-conscious parents, a number of leading brands are rolling out noncandy Halloween treats this year, such as Frankenweenie-themed mini-packs of pistachio nuts, Disney stickers and temporary tattoos.
    “Over the past couple of years we have seen an increased popularity on candy alternatives,” a Kmart spokesperson told The Post. “This year, there’s been a big demand for spider rings, Halloween-themed mini rubber duckies, plastic vampire fangs and eyeball bounce balls.”
    Even the apple trade is cashing in. Tony Freytag, spokesman for Crunch Pak, which sells pre-packaged apple slices to NYC stores such as Whole Foods, Target, Costco and Trader Joe’s, says “business is always up right before Halloween” for the same reason.
    So, will doling out fruit and nuts to the neighborhood kids make you a prime target for toilet-papering and egg-throwing?
    Maybe not. Earlier this month a survey by the American Dental Association found that 67 percent of children reckon they eat too much candy at Halloween. Some 42 percent worry about getting cavities.
    “Fisher understands that while other households might allow candy, we don’t,” says Rhetts, who usually buys her alternative treats from stores such as Pearl River and the Oriental Trading Company.
    “Some parents might think I’m ‘Mean Mommy,’ but he accepts it because we’ve had that rule from Day One for both him and his brother.”
    Not only that — Fisher actually dislikes sweets. “He will cry at parties when people thrust cupcakes into his face and demand that he eats the frosting,” adds Rhetts. “He thinks it’s yucky.”
    This is the first Halloween that Shari Kluger, 37, a technical director on the Upper East Side, is enforcing a zero-tolerance policy against candy.
    Her kindergartener son, Robbie, 5 — dressed as his favorite character, Batman — will help his mom hand out rubber spiders, playing cards and stickers when neighbors knock on the family’s apartment door tonight.
    “He’s been learning about the Stop Zombie Mouth campaign [a new joint promotion by the ADA and PopCap video games], which is all about candy and tooth decay,” says Kluger. “We want him to be aware of what goes into his mouth, so this is a good learning opportunity for him.”
    But not everyone agrees with the hard-line approach. Moms like Sarah O’Leary, 38 — who has two daughters, ages 5 and 3, and a newborn son — thinks Kluger and Rhetts should lighten up.
    “It’s all good fun and part and parcel of Halloween,” says the Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, resident. “I don’t think there is any harm in letting them have candy, as long as you don’t go overboard. I know we’d have a hard time banning sweets for our girls.”
    Others — especially those with young children — remain ever vigilant. The closest that 22-month-old twins Stella and Max Freuman have ever come to sweets is a banana dipped in peanut butter and the odd box of raisins.
    Their mom, Tamara Duker Freuman, a registered dietitian, certainly practices what she preaches. She won’t allow any candy consumption in the house — and this year she is extending that strategy to the stoop.
    “I can’t, in good conscience, give out candy to other people’s kids,” she says. “I don’t want to come across as ‘Mean Dietitian Lady’ but I feel very strongly that there has to be limits.”
    Show up at the family’s brownstone in downtown Jersey City today, and here’s what you’ll get: Disney stickers and temporary tattoos if you’re a younger kid, and sugar-free gum (all bought in bulk from BJ Wholesale Traders) if you’re a teen.
    “I’m planning on disabling our doorbell, so if they’re not happy with the treats we give them, they can’t do the ‘ring and run,’ ” says Duker Freuman, with a smile.
    But she’s optimistic that the gum will go down well.
    “Maybe they might want to keep it for when they’re making out with their girlfriends or boyfriends and want fresh breath,” she quips. “I think they’ll appreciate it!”
     
  2. Creasy Bear

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    Start the countdown clock for when her big faggot kid is doing gay porn for crack, and her little faggot is dead of a drug overdose. Overbearing cunty parenting always backfires in the end.

    Just look at Sam... calling 911 for a flat tire.
     
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  3. Mags

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    I hope their building collapses during the "party".
     
  4. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    I missed the part of the story where this has to do with "Libs"

    If anything, the religious kooks have waged a war on Halloween for years. At least helicopter mom is letting her kids go trick or treating for Halloween (Not celebrating the "Fall harvest festival" or some other tortured language description)
     
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  5. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    I hope her kids don't mind having their heads shoved into the toilet.

    She can be a sugar Nazi all she wants 364 days out of the year, but does she have to fuck up Halloween? Loosen up, bitch.
     
  6. Falldog

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    Nothing new here.
     
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  8. Gorilla Pimp

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    Yes. Everyone knows that sheltering your children from the world wont backfire when they finally get on their own in college and are exposed to drugs/booze/sex.
     
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    Someday, she'll find them at least of them on the floor of their dorm room in a Snickers-induced coma.
     
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    I just don't like bitches that have to pat themselves on the back. You give your kids candy on halloween? HA! Not in my house! My kids eat grains and vegetables. Good for you lady.... Handing out stickers and bouncy balls is a good way to get shit thrown at your house and car.
     
  11. OccupyWackbag

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    Guarantee some kids try to see if the bouncy balls can break a window.
     
  12. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Sorry Don, posting how often you get arguments right here isn't going to help you.
     
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    There was one of these horrid cunts in my neighborhood when I was a kid... her husband was a dentist and they were stick-up-their-asses. One year the dumb twat handed out little plastic bags with dental floss, a toothbrush, and a tube of toothpaste... you know, those cheapy gift bags your dentist gives you?

    Yeah... brilliant idea. Have fun cleaning all of the hundreds of penis-shaped toothpaste drawings off your house, your cars, your driveway, your mailbox, etc...
     
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    I hope "Ryker" ends up on the ol' rotisserie between AtlantaHardcore and Rockpup and the video is sent to his mommie.
     
  15. Lord Zero

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    I hope someone shows him how to make a pencil disappear.
     
  16. Psychopath

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    Why is this in the news?
     
  17. Mags

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    Do we have our first volunteer?
     
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    Because the entire family was killed by Superstorm Sandy.
     
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    This bitch is stupid and her kids are the ones who suffer.

    And I ruin the argument of Christianity's White Knight Don T. Trucker in 3...2.....
    A Christian and a Republican Candidate...

    Martinez critical of gays, condemns Halloween in '04 TV remarks
    By Grant Welker

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    "In the video, Martinez also called Halloween "not something that Christians should be involved in," decried costumes like vampires and witches, and lamented what she called "the pagan invasion."
    "I know witches actually come into the schools," because schools invite them, Martinez said. She added later, "As we see in school after school after school, Christmas is out and witchcraft is in."
    The Chelmsford TeleMedia show segments also include videos made by Christian groups, in which one warns of Halloween as a day when children across the world are killed in occult rituals, and another calls scary costumes "all in the name of satan."
    The views of the Rev. Ken Steigler, of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Salem, are more extreme than those of Martinez, but she largely agrees with him.
    Steigler rails against witchcraft in Salem, calling themed stores in the town that sell little trinkets "a simple little beginning" that leads children further into the Wiccan religion. They also discuss the Harry Potter trilogy, in which Steigler calls author J.K. Rowling "not a witch" but someone familiar enough with it to "know what she's talking about," and that the books and movies allude to witchcraft.
    The American media, Steigler said, covered the Harry Potter trilogy extensively because it "doesn't want the other side revealed."
    The videos have been popular requests over the years with political opponents of Martinez, a Chelmsford TeleMedia employee said.
    The views Martinez takes in the videos could damage her candidacy, said Tufts University political science professor Jeffrey Berry, who did not see the video but based his comments on descriptions from The Sun.
    "Ms. Martinez's statements on Halloween are far out of the mainstream of American politics and if voters learn about these TV show segments, it's likely to damage her candidacy," Berry said. "Her views on gays run against those held by most Massachusetts residents and many will find what she said offensive."
     
  20. Mags

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    I'll take witches over a cross-hanging zombie attention whore in our schools any day.
     
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    Well, it does say they live in Chelsea.
     
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    They live in an apartment building.
     
  23. Party Rooster

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    When my kid still did the Trick or Treat thing, there was always a few of those tiny little cartoon/comic books things made for kids with Jesus saving the day in the bag.

    This. I got no problem with you controlling what your kids eat but just leave your lights off and skip the holiday altogether if it's not your cup of tea.
     
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    Frankenweenie and nuts? Wasn't that the name of John Wayne Bobbitt's porno flick? Is this really appropriate for children?

    I wouldn't mind getting some of those pistachio nuts now that I'm older though. Loves me some pistachio nuts.
    How soon before some parent's group tries to get them banned? Isn't this the same thing as "introducing" kids to adult behavior like candy cigarettes were in the 70's?
     
  25. crippledalbino

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    Won't happen.
    Won't happen.

    Won't happen.
    Won't happen.

    It won't happen because it is not this lady's kids who are the pussies. In this day and age, these kids are probably the 'macho badasses' comparatively. These kids are not the pussies, everyone is a fucking pussy. Take a good look, gentlemen, this is not the 'weak' of the next generation, this IS the next generation. This is as good as it's gonna get. And in the next generation, people are going to be clamoring for the days when stickers were given out out at Halloween because there will be levels of weakness and pussitude that we can't even fathom right now.
     

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