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  • Icon Body Your Body: You can eat candy and not gain weight—if you eat mindfully and in moderation.
  • Icon Heart Your Heart: Chocolate and all candy can fit into a heart-healthy diet.
  • Icon Mind Your Mind: Candy may have positive effects on your how your mind works.
  • Icon Smile Your Smile: Learn how sweets can affect your sense of well-being and your oral health.
  • Boy with Easter basketModeration Guides: See daily and weekly suggestions for chocolate, jelly beans, hard candies, gum, and more.
  • Meal-Planning Tools: See sample menus with nutritious foods and occasional candies.
Did You Know?

Chewing gum before a snack can reduce hunger and help you to eat less of your snack.

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Health & Wellness Blog Posts

Managing Halloween — October 20, 2014

I love  Halloween. Before we had kids we dressed up our dog and she helped greet trick-or-treaters. When my kids were growing up I was as excited about Halloween as they were, perhaps even more so. It was exciting to plan their first Halloween and discuss what would happen. Knocking on a neighbor’s door is […]

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Sugar: Not So “Simple” Anymore — October 09, 2014

Many of us feel helpless or frustrated with regard to our weight. In fact, Americans are obsessed with reading and talking about weight, probably because that’s easier than changing our lifestyle habits. Unfortunately that means we are looking for the quick fixes. The result? Not very good science telling us that the golden ticket to […]

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Five Fun Tips for Falling into Healthy Habits — October 07, 2014

What says October to you? Changing leaves? Friday night football? Pumpkin-spice anything? Welcoming (or groaning about) the Christmas decorations that have suddenly popped up in all the stores? By now, families with kids Pre-K through 5 are well into their busy fall routines— juggling weeknight meals with homework and sports schedules—then before you know it, […]

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On your mark, get set, go for NCA’s inaugural Monument Run/Walk — September 17, 2014

Tomorrow morning before the sun rises dozens of candy industry professionals will lace up their running shoes and head down to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for NCA’s inaugural Monument Run/Walk. We’ll be led by Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), known not only for her role as a respected legislator around these parts, but also for […]

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