Healthy Halloween House

Decatur resident Dave Soleil writes in that he is the national organizer for a grassroots initiative call Healthy Halloween House. He is encouraging folks to “take the pledge” to not give “junk” to children for Halloween and to give an alternative.

 “As a Healthy Halloween House, I pledge to provide a Trick-or-Treat alternative for kids that is not candy or junk food.  I believe we can create a healthier world for our kids that strengthens our community without contributing to the epidemic of childhood obesity.”

Take the pledge here.

Ideas for candy alternatives, from

  • Temporary tattoos
  • Stickers
  • Pencils
  • Fancy erasers
  • Pencil toppers
  • Crayons
  • Coins (pennies, nickels, dimes)
  • Small novelty toys
  • False teeth
  • Superballs
  • “Slime”
  • Miniature magnifying glasses
  • Plastic jewelry/decoder rings
  • Necklaces
  • Glow-sticks
  • Sugar-free candy
  • Tiny decks of cards
  • Plastic medals
  • Fake money
  • Origami paper & instructions
  • Bubbles
  • Granola bars
  • pretzels
  • cheese and cracker packs
  • sugar free gum
  • packets of instant hot chocolate or cider
  • miniature raisin boxes
  • single serving nut packets

One Response to Healthy Halloween House

  1. Colline says:

    Surprisingly, my children love receiving the statioary when they go out trick or treating. And I am thankful that it is one less candy bar!

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