An estimated 41 million children will be out trick or treating on Halloween this year, and the average child will consume about 16 times the maximum daily recommended amount of sugar! Kids are also twice as likely to be hit by a vehicle and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. All to say, while children love to dress up and go out in search of tasty treats on Halloween, their parents are often thinking (and fretting) more about health and safety.
With that in mind, we have listed a number of Halloween tips in the links below. Give them a quick look before your little ghosts and goblins head out the door tomorrow night. Once you’ve had a chance to read a few of them, please let us know what you think. Generating meaningful conversations around the health issues affecting the people of our state is another way we are working toward our long term goal of one day making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!