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Halloween Tips

Last updated: November 1, 2019

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Tips

Healthy Happy Halloween Tips

  • Do not allow children to go trick-or-treating if they are ill. If they had a fever, it should be gone for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
  • Those who are ill or who have an ill household member should not be giving out treats.
  • Children should not be allowed to reach into the candy bowl or bag; instead the candy should be given to them piece by piece.
  • Candy should be given out using a scoop or tongs, so the candy is not directly handled by anyone.
  • Only wrapped candy should be given out. Check candy for tampering before it is given to children. Do not let children eat unwrapped sweets. Throw away anything that looks suspicious.
  • Consider handing out items that are not edible, such as stickers.
  • At parties, avoid games like bobbing for apples or other activities that might involve sharing items that have come into contact with other people’s mouths or noses.
  • Do not share Halloween masks, vampire fangs or other similar items. Remember, Halloween masks have holes around the mouth and nose so they won’t protect from germs like a surgical mask would.
  • When returning home with the treats, children should wash hands properly with soap and water before eating anything.
  • Bring alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you when trick or treating.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, as germs can spread that way.
  • Wearing decorative contact lenses can be risky and can cause serious damage to your eyes. See Decorative Contact Lenses: Know the Risks

See Halloween Healthy Eating Ideas on Pinterest.

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