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Halloween the Healthy Way

Halloween image with the wording Creatures of HabitJoin the Creatures of Habit this Halloween season and all year long. Make choices to stay healthy and strong.

Have a safe and healthy Halloween

Make Halloween festivities fun, safe, and healthy for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Take steps to prevent the flu and other illness

It's Halloween and the flu season is here! Keeping hands clean by washing them with soap and water is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs that cause diarrheal and respiratory illness. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine. Getting vaccinated each year provides the best protection against influenza throughout flu season.

Keep your bite healthy

Brush with fluoride toothpaste. Floss every day. Don’t go batty for sugary treats.

Sleep tight

Don't look a fright this Halloween! Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions. Adults should get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.

Treat yourself to fruits and veggies

Don’t fill up on junk this Halloween. Treat yourself to yummy fruits and vegetables. They make a great healthy snack to serve for Halloween parties. Check out How to Use Fruits and Vegetables to Help Manage Your Weight for tips and recipes.

Be a smoke-free creature of habit

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Quitting is a treat for you and your loved ones too. Make your Halloween activities smoke- and tobacco-free events. Eliminating smoking in indoor spaces is the only way to fully protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke exposure.

Prevent injuries

Make sure costumes fit well to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls. Check out a fun coloring book. Color Me Safe! from CDC tells the rhyming story of the "Safe Family," who take steps to protect themselves from injury at home, on the road, and at play.

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