Dietitian Explains How Much Halloween Candy Is Too Much for Kids

Dietitian Explains How Much Halloween Candy Is Too Much for Kids

Costumes with masks: Make sure the eye holes are large enough to be able to see sufficiently, especially for kids' costumes.

Purchase costumes made of flame resistant or retardant material (Check the label).

Keep it simple by removing things that can distract the children toys, phones, etc.

Tell children to stay away from open flames including jack-o-lanterns with candles in them.

She recommends that parents set up an allowance where they collect the candy kids gathered from trick-or-treating and allow them to have a piece of candy as a nightly dessert.

Never let children enter a home to get the treat unless you know the homeowner!

Especially when trick-or-treating or walking dark streets, make sure everyone is armed with a flashlight or glow stick-it not only helps you see, but helps drivers see you.

The White House Has a Spooky Halloween Makeover
The girl donned a black cap with "FLOTUS" emblazoned on it like the one Melania wore to visit hurricane-stricken Texas in August. However, by the time she and the president landed in Houston, she had changed into a much more advisable pair of runners.

Make sure all smoke alarms in the home are working.

Popular trick-or-treat times are 5:30pm-9:30pm be more alert to pedestrians on the road and eliminate any distractions in your auto.

Before crossing the road, children need to look both ways for cars, and watch for cars that are turning or backing up.

Turn on your head lights early so that you can spot pedestrians.

Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters.

Pull out the box of mixed mini Hershey's chocolate bars and munch your sadness away as you accept the reality that the dorm-warming cactus you got from your BFF in September didn't make it past Halloween. Instead, make sure it's a treat - not a staple of your meal makeup for the day. When lighting candles inside jack-o-lanterns, use long fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter.

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