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

be safe on halloweenIt’s time for Halloween parties and trick-or-treating! Take a few minutes to help keep children safe.

  • Make sure to examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.
  • Wear costumes that fit properly and don’t cover kids’ eyes.
  • Plan healthy treats. Instead of candy, offer safe nonfood treats or healthy snacks. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
  • Always trick-or-treat in groups or with a trusted adult. Never trick-or-treat alone.
  • Ensure safety on the street. Mark treat bags and costumes with reflective tape, and have 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.

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Page last reviewed: September 30, 2015