By Denise Pinkney
Halloween can be an exciting time in the life of a child. Costumes! Candy galore! Who could ask for more?
Not sure if your child’s costume meets the safety test? Then look at this checklist from Safekids.org.
Safekids.org offers these tips for trick-or-treating:
- Trick-or- treat with an adult until at least age 12.
- Trick-or- treat in familiar well-lit areas.
- Cross streets at corners, look left, right and left again. Walk. Don’t run.
- Wear light-colored, flame-retardant costumes decorated with retro-reflective tape or stickers.
- Carry a flashlight or glow stick to increase visibility to drivers.
Find out more about healthy foods and workout tips for Halloween.
And if you decide to host a party, check out these healthful recipes from Fruits &Veggies More Matters.
Be safe! And don’t eat all your candy at once!
Denise Pinkney is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.