Tips for safe and healthy Halloween treats
1. Make sure children eat a good meal before parties or trick-or-treating so they won’t want to fill up on candy. 2. Purchase non-food treats when have a Halloween party such as coloring books, pens and pencils. 3. Also hand small toys instead of Halloween candy like bracelet kits or bubbles. These items can usually be found in bulk just like candy. 4. Once home from trick-or-treating, sort and check collected treats. Closely examine everything and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items. 5. A healthier alternative to candy corn is a mini box of raisins which can be mixed with cereal or yogurt. 6. Another healthy treat can be drawing jack-o-lantern faces on small oranges like tangelos. 7. Mini bags of pretzels, popcorn or crackers can be a healthy alternative to candy and a whole-grain option.