Kids Eat More Calories on Halloween than The Rock Does Every Day

Staff Writer
The average American child will eat between 5,000 and 7,000 calories worth of candy on Halloween; Beat that Dwayne Johnson!
The Rock may have superhuman strength, but on Halloween, American kids have superhuman sugar-highs.

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The Rock may have superhuman strength, but on Halloween, American kids have superhuman sugar-highs.

On an average day, your typical American kid is consuming 2,100 calories, according to the CDC. But on Halloween night, that goes out the window. Most American kids will consume between 5,000 and 7,000 calories on Halloween -- that’s a lot of candy bars!

What’s even scarier is the fact that once these pint-sized trick-or-treaters come home from begging neighbors for candy, they will be eating more calories than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson does on a daily basis, according to UpRoxx.[slideshow: 1642948]

His crazy eating schedule involves eating 10 pounds of fish, rice, eggs, and vegetables every day, but (only) weighs in at 5,165 calories per day. So that means that your little ninja warrior princess is scarfing down more calories on October 31 (albeit from a much less nutritious source) than a professional wrestler!

Eating 5,000 to 7,000 calories of candy may sound like a lot, but candy calories add up. The average fun-sized candy bar is 90-100 calories, so if your kid is eating 50 pieces of candy, than it’s quite possible that he or she is consuming more than The Rock. And don’t even get us started on those king-sized candy bars.

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