Wheatland Realty Agent Nicole Tudisco shares some simple steps from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help your children have a fun – and safe – Halloween .
Be sure to tell your children not to snack while they are out trick-or-treating. Urge your children to wait until they get home and you have had a chance to inspect the contents of their “goody bags.”
Eat early to help prevent children from snacking. Give them a light meal or snack before they head out – don’t send them out on an empty stomach.
Accepting unwrapped candy or treats is a no-no! Tell children not to accept – and especially not to eat – anything that isn’t commercially wrapped.
Remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies or small toys from the bags of small children.
Search for signs of tampering. Check commercially wrapped treats for tampering, such as an unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes, or tears in wrappers. Throw away anything that looks suspicious.
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