Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Be Safe on Halloween
It’s time for Halloween parties and trick-or-treating! Take a few minutes to help keep children safe.
- Plan safe costumes. Make sure masks and costumes fit well so kids can see and move around easily.
- Plan healthy treats. Instead of candy, offer safe nonfood treats or healthy snacks.
- Help children avoid trick-or-treating alone, by having them walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
- Ensure safety on the street. Put reflective tape on treat bags and costumes. Have your children carry a flashlight so drivers can see them. Keep porches and walkways clear of candles and other obstacles. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
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Page last modified: October 2, 2012
Page last reviewed: October 2, 2012