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Healthy trick-or-treating tips for kids and parents

Posted at 4:13 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 18:20:40-04

BOZEMAN – With trick or treating Wednesday, it’s typically a sugar overload night for most kids.

Bozeman Health suggests before heading out for some treats, make sure your children are full from dinner so that candy doesn’t become dinner.

Do not let children eat any unwrapped candy, baked goods, or fruits such as apples. Though the chances are low that something could be in them, it’s best to be safe, say medical professionals.

“Things that have a rind, or a banana that you would have to peel so that you know that it’s something intact or should be intact before eating it, or in reality you could also hand out nonfood items. That would be honestly the safest option for kids,” said Bozeman Health Pediatrician Chris D’Ardenne.

Having smaller bags for trick or treating also reduces the chance of having excess treats in your household.

Reporting by Emma Hamilton for MTN News