Give Back & Stay Healthy this Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and your little one is probably one of the estimated 41 million kids who trick or treat in the United States [].  Whether you’re passing out candy to trick-or-treaters or knocking on the door, you can make a difference in a kid’s – or an adult’s – life this Halloween.

Recycle your costume – donate your costume to a local women’s shelter.  Many women in shelters have kids, but extras like Halloween costumes, just aren’t in the budget.  Be sure to call before you drop off any items.

Teal Pumpkin Project - strives to help include all trick-or-treaters – so those kids with food allergies can enjoy the season too! [learn how you can participate]

Candy Part 1 – Examine all treats before eating.  Look out for choking hazards and tampering.  And don’t try to eat the whole bucket in one day!  Your teeth and body will appreciate it. [more tips from the CDC here]

Candy Part 2 – Who doesn’t love candy?  But geez, do we really need a giant bucket full of those tasty treats?  How about splitting your candy and sending the other half to the troops? Halloween Candy Buyback will buy candy from children after Halloween and send it in care package to our troops’ overseas [find a participating location near you]