Remember how your mother always used to make you eat carrots in order for you to see better? True or false? First of all, mom was kinda fibbing just to get you to eat em’, because carrots can neither improve eyesight nor give a blind person back their vision. Carrots contain beta-carotene which the body converts to Vitamin A—a crucial nutrient for maintaining your eye’s health.
We doubt it, but we like the sentiment behind the idea!
Halloween is a time for kids to load up on sugary sweets, but many parents are trying to find healthier alternatives for their kids this year.
Enter baby carrots. Or, “Scarrots,” as the new ad campaign labels them.
Despite what your initial thoughts might be about replacing candy with carrots, many parents are supportive of the idea.
"We've been blown away by the response to this campaign," said Jeff Dunn, the chief executive officer of Bolthouse Farms. "… We've learned that is there's a huge groundswell of support behind our effort to brand Baby Carrots as the ultimate junk food and we're excited to offer snackers of all kinds a new Halloween treat."
Yet despite this support, candy sales are still up this year.
For all of you parents out there, try to limit your kids intake of candy to one or two pieces a day instead of forcing them to eat carrots. Halloween is the one time of year when it’s traditional to splurge on candy, so trying to stop that completely will be tough!