Candy is one of life’s little pleasures and it can even help to promote a sense of well-being. But it is best enjoyed in moderation and as part of a happy, balanced lifestyle. We should all treat ourselves right by focusing first on nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, and balance calories with regular activity. That’s how to make room in your diet for the sweeter things in life and to enjoy candy in moderation – ideally in portions of 50 to 100 calories a day.
Valentine’s Day Central
Boxes of chocolate, conversation hearts and cinnamon candies. There’s a lot to love about Valentine’s Day. In fact, 83% of Americans share candy and chocolate with friends, family or that special someone for the holiday.
When spring has sprung, it’s time for a visit from the Easter Bunny. A blend of religious and secular observations make Easter one of the sweetest celebrations for candy lovers.
National Candy Month
National Candy Month is a time to celebrate the authentic, fun treats that chocolate and candy companies have been producing for more than 100 years.
Halloween is one of the sweetest holidays in the U.S. While the holiday was historically celebrated by Celtic tribes in pre-Christian times, the tradition of dressing in disguises and celebrating with food and drink endures to this day.
Winter Holidays Central
From Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Day, candy plays a special role in celebrating the holidays that fall late on the calendar.