Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Halloween
(HealthDay News) -- If you're planning a Halloween party for the
neighborhood kids, candy and other "junk food" aren't your only
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests
these healthier alternatives:
- For trick-or-treaters, offer low-calorie drinks and treats. For
party guests, serve veggies, fruit and cheese.
- Encourage kids to get as much exercise as possible during party
games and trick-or-treating.
- Clear all walking areas, including any stairs, to reduce the
risk of falls.
- Make sure all lit jack-o'lanterns and candles are placed on
sturdy tables and out of the reach of children.
- Encourage family drivers to be especially careful of walking
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