January 21, 2018

Happy Halloween

Candy Corn Happy Halloween with decorHow can I make Halloween healthier?

What are some tips for Halloween safety?

As we head into fall, Halloween is quickly approaching. It’s a tempting time with so many sweet treats being thrown at us from all directions. Before you eat all that candy and slip into a sugar coma, consider keeping the holiday a bit healthier with these tips.
1. Fill up with a healthy dinner before you take the kids trick-or-treating to help avoid over-indulging on the sweet stuff.

2. Get active with some fun party games before trick-or-treating. Bob for apples, carve pumpkins, play witch’s ring toss, or have a monster mash dance party. Who has the best mummy, zombie or Frankenstein moves???
3. Walk the neighborhood with your kids while they’re trick-or-treating. Minimize driving, and if you must drive, accompany the kids up to each house for a little exercise.

4. If you’ll be passing out candy instead of collecting it, offer healthier snacks such as apples, dark chocolate, real fruit chews, pretzels, or sugar-free gum.

5. Keep your favorite treats and share the rest. Take them to work, or at least stash them away so you and the kids aren’t tempted to grab a piece every time you walk by the candy dish.
6. Don’t forget about staying safe. Remember to walk in well-lit areas, wear light or reflective clothing, use sidewalks, inspect treats for tampering, drive cautiously, and avoid open flames while dressed in costume.

Have a safe, healthy, and happy Halloween!

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