Tonight my door bell will chime constantly alerting me to an army of small children dressed in ghoulish outfits chanting “trick or treat”. As a good neighbour, and not really keen on having my windows egged, I will offer a bucket of confectionery for them to choose from.
I will not worry about their sugar intake, which will no doubt far exceed the guidelines of 30gms free sugar per day, nor will I concern myself with the effect that sugar has on their teeth.
No, it is just one evening of madness to be enjoyed, and I am sure that tomorrow all the parents will reinstate healthy eating principles once again.
And that is what life is all about isn’t it? Being good and following the rules most of the time, but very occasionally breaking out and giving in to temptation.
The hope on my part is that we all learn what is good to eat on a regular daily basis, what gives us the building blocks of good health, and once we have learnt these things, putting them into practice.
This will mean that we will have the nutritional health to have physical strength, a good immune system to fight of infections and a bright brain to live life to the full.
So, little people everywhere, have fun scaring grandmas and grandpas with your awful make up, try not to eat so many sweets that you are actually
sick, and tomorrow listen to mummy and daddy when they say that the vegetables you have with your dinner are good for you.