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Healthy Halloween handouts

Published in Pediatrics, Weight Management

CentraCare Weight Management

Halloween candy too tempting? If your family is anything like ours, the candy sometimes doesn’t make it into the trick-or-treaters buckets. Check out these non-candy Halloween handouts to solve the disappearing candy mystery and promote a fun and healthy Halloween for the kids.

  • Mini glow sticks: Increase trick-or-treaters’ visibility at night while they are going from door to door.
  • Halloween-themed bubbles: What kid doesn’t like to compete with their friends for the biggest bubble? Just make sure to purchase a nontoxic option to keep the more curious children from getting sick.
  • Flashlights: Another option to increase visibility on the dark Halloween night. Find Halloween-themed flashlights for more excitement.
  • Mini pumpkins: Attach a recipe for pumpkin seeds that your visitors can make after they decorate their pumpkins.
  • Pumpkin seeds: While they may not be your typical treat, there are many varieties and are a very festive option. A healthy Halloween treat that is rich in zinc, iron and magnesium.
  • Applesauce: Some people might consider handing out fresh apples for Halloween as a healthy treat, but an apple isn’t usually in the best condition after an evening in a child’s trick-or-treat bucket. Applesauce is sealed and shelf stable until opened, allowing your visitor to enjoy it the next day.
  • Jack-o-lantern Clementines or Mandarin oranges: They’re orange and round — just draw a jack-o-lantern face using a nontoxic marker and you have an instant Halloween-themed healthy treat.