Make your Halloween safe and healthful

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.

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