For many people, autumn events
like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating,
attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide
nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. Below are tips to help make
the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.
Expecting trick-or-treaters or
- Provide healthier treats
for trick-or-treaters, such as individual packs of raisins, trail mix, or pretzels. For
party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and cheeses.
- Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to
get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
- Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that
could result in falls.
- Keep candle-lit jack-o?-lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps,
walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of
pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
- Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive
Follow these tips to help make
the festivities fun and safe for everyone!
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