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Old 10-29-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Cookies, candy and dried fruit will be doled out Saturday when President Obama hosts an army of pre-Halloween trick-or-treaters, the White House revealed.

Kids from Washington, Maryland and Virginia have been invited to the White House, which will be lit orange and have the Marine Band on hand for the festivities.



Read more: White House Halloween includes dried fruit - UPI.com
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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That's great, and many kids actually like dried fruits.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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Oh, what? The White House can't give out Snicker bars? Mrs. Obama has mandated that all holidays be nutritious, because of childhood obesity? Good grief. Sometimes political correctness goes too far, even simple childhood holidays have to become an opportuntity to make a political statement. Talk about raining on the parade.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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Politicians play politics 24/7. But since the article reads, cookies, candies, and dried fruit candy is being given out.

Anyway, I like the idea of dried fruit. Cavities are expensive and childhood obesity is a real problem. Introducing a different 'sweet' alternative to the kids is a good idea.
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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Oh, what? The White House can't give out Snicker bars? Mrs. Obama has mandated that all holidays be nutritious, because of childhood obesity? Good grief. Sometimes political correctness goes too far, even simple childhood holidays have to become an opportuntity to make a political statement. Talk about raining on the parade.
Heh, hope you didn't break your chin with that knee!

I think including dried fruit is great, especially since they aren't leaving out the candy.
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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Lots of kids like dried fruit, it's good and nutritious! I see nothing wrong with handing it out at Halloween.

But dried fruit isn't all that low in calories and it isn't all that easy on the teeth. A healthier option would be a fresh whole apple, nectarine, orange....
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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I would have loved to get dried fruit.

My grandma always gave us oranges on Halloween, in addition to homemade popcorn balls and cookies.
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: NC
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Being outraged over the dried fruit is ridiculous.

It's a classic Halloween treat from years ago...
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Oh, what? The White House can't give out Snicker bars? Mrs. Obama has mandated that all holidays be nutritious, because of childhood obesity? Good grief. Sometimes political correctness goes too far, even simple childhood holidays have to become an opportuntity to make a political statement. Talk about raining on the parade.
I sure agree with you on this one. Let the kids have a few happy Halloween treats, forget the health thing and watch what they eat other times. Stop all the fast foods, kick them outside to play, let them walk to friends homes, but don't take away the fun we all had while growing up. Plus, for those of you who do not know this: dried fruits, in many cases are not low in sugar..

Nita
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