October means pumpkins (and yes, pumpkin spice), changing leaves and Halloween. As you plan your costume, map out your route, and RSVP for your Halloween parties, here are some tips for trick or treat safety.
Healthy Halloween tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For Kids & Adults
- Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
- Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
- Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house.
- Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
- Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
- Heading to a party? If you are consuming alcohol, please drink responsibly.
- Keep an eye on your beverage,
- Pace yourself, over-indulging can lead to headaches, stomach dis-ease, and more,
- Don’t drink and drive, if you are drinking, make sure you have a designated driver or take a cab
- If you are driving, watch out for trick-or-treaters and drive safely.
- Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For guests, offer a variety of fruits and vegetables.