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Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Be Safe on Halloween

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 and don’t cover their eyes, 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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