Eating with Sodexo at Plymouth State University…with a nutritious spin!
During the course of a year, the typical American consumes about
24 pounds of candy!
48 cups of sugar per year from candy alone.
Break that into teaspoons and you get 2,304!
That’s a lot of sugar. The USDA recommends that women get <5 teaspoons of sugar per day and men <9 teaspoons.
Keeping that in mind, here is the sugar content for some common Halloween candies:
Butterfinger Fun Size Bar: 10 grams
(2 1/2 teaspoons)
Mini Twix (3 pieces): 15 grams
(3 3/4 teaspoons)
Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin: 16 grams
For less sugar, try swapping those choices for sugar free gum, Three Musketeers (fun size), or one peanut butter cup.
What’s your favorite Halloween treat?