Before you know it, little ghosts and goblins will be at your door yelling "trick-or-treat!" What will you be handing out? Rather than running out the night before to grab whatever's left over, plan ahead and consider how you can provide healthier options. Think pretzels, stickers, pencils, plastic light up rings or necklaces, etc.
Giving out candy is OK too, but be sure to select candies with nutritional value like chocolates (the darker the better) or candies with nuts. To get your kids involved (and teach them about “healthier” candy options), take them shopping with you. Pick the five you think are healthiest and then let your kids choose which candies your family should provide at the door.
For more Halloween safety tips visit choa.org/halloween.