Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Halloween
(HealthDay News) -- If you're planning a Halloween party for the neighborhood kids, candy and other "junk food" aren't your only options.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests these healthier alternatives:
For trick-or-treaters, offer low-calorie drinks and treats. For party guests, serve veggies, fruit and cheese.
Encourage kids to get as much exercise as possible during party games and trick-or-treating.
Clear all walking areas, including any stairs, to reduce the risk of falls.
Make sure all lit jack-o'lanterns and candles are placed on sturdy tables and out of the reach of children.
Encourage family drivers to be especially careful of walking trick-or-treaters.
- Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report
November 24, 2014
- 'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies
November 22, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.