How Masks Help Stop COVID-19: HD Live! This Friday at 2:30 PM ET

Follow Our Live Coverage of COVID-19 Developments

Health Tip: Serve up Better Halloween Treats

Suggestions for a healthier holiday

Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And "More information" links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.

(HealthDay News) -- Halloween may be a sweet-centered holiday, but all of those treats can take a toll on your waistline.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers suggestions for a healthier holiday:

  • Hand out lower-calorie goodies to trick-or-treaters. At a Halloween party, serve up fruit, vegetables and cheese.
  • Plan party games to help kids get some exercise.
  • Clear steps and walkways leading to your home to help make sure no one falls.
  • Keep lit jack-o-lanterns in a safe, sturdy spot away from children and animals. Specifically, keep them away from curtains, walkways and doorsteps.
  • Pay attention and drive safely.


Last Updated: