by The Episcopal Church Medical Trust Health Partners
Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests?
· Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters with low-calorie items such as mini-packaged apple slices and pretzels. For party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and low-fat cheeses.
· Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
· Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could result in falls.
· Keep candle-lit jack o'lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
· Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.
Follow these simple tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone.
Adapted from www.cdc.gov.
Mon, October 29, 2012
by Nicole Baxley filed under