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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Autumn holidays like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children of all ages, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, enjoy fall fruits and vegetables, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

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Source: Mayo Clinic

It’s the time of year for costumes, sweets, and tricks and treats. Put Halloween safety first with these common-sense tips.
Carve safely…
Get clever with costumes…
Trick or treat with care…
Stay safe and sweet on the home front…

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Source: Cleveland Clinic

Whether you’re trick-or-treating or dressing up as your favorite celebrity, add these healthy tricks to celebrate this frightening, fun holiday. (Click each graphic to get the title and information.)

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Source: National Institutes of Health

Most of us love sweet foods and drinks. But after that short burst of sweetness, you may worry about how sweets affect your waistline and your overall health. Is sugar really bad for us? How about artificial or low-calorie sweeteners? What have scientists learned about the sweet things that most of us eat and drink every day?

Our bodies need one type of sugar, called glucose, to survive. “Glucose is the number one food for the brain, and it’s an extremely important source of fuel throughout the body,” says Dr. Kristina Rother, an NIH pediatrician and expert on sweeteners. But there’s no need to add glucose to your diet, because your body can make the glucose it needs by breaking down food molecules like carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

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