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Keep Your Halloween Sweet Tooth in Check

By: Kassi Shelley Email
By: Kassi Shelley Email

Do you have a Halloween candy horror story? Share it with us below!

The first thought crossing most kids' minds this Halloween?
How much candy can I grab and gobble?

"Candy!"

We've already talked about costume and route safety tips during the last segments.
Now we want to talk about what to do with all of that potentially dangerous Halloween candy that's just lying around.

"This is a time of year when the parents kind of don't crack down on their kids. They let them eat a lot of candy and that can be really bad for their teeth and for their health."

Parents, be wary.
There are some things you should do to make sure that your kid's sweet holiday doesn't go sour.
Health experts say it's important to beware of sugar.

"Halloween candy, as we all know, contains a lot of sugar. And so there are some kids that sugar will affect in an adverse way."

And if you have young children, remove any candy that may be a choking hazard.

"For small children, they really should not have candy, the really small ones, probably two years old and below because the can choke on it. Anything that's as large as their little finger."

And finally, inspect a child's candy before it's eaten and throw away anything that's not sealed or looks questionable.

"Parents, go through your child’s candy before you allow them to eat it. Anything that appears to be unwrapped, may have been tampered with, or isn't individually wrapped should be discarded."

And remember, don't let those things that go bump in the night scare you into forgetting to stay safe.


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