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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Health Department
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Health Department
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

​Tips to Make Halloween a Little Healthier

Even if you try to provide healthier treats to your little goblins they are bound to gather heaps of candy on this spooky night of the year.

  • Trick or TreatingServe your child a healthy meal before they go trick-or-treating to avoid the sugar-rush and upset stomach.
  • Set a rule of taking only one piece of candy from each house (no handfuls, please!).
  • If you have more than one child trick-or-treating, have the children take turns so that only one child is taking candy from each house. For example, if you have three kids, each child would get a piece of candy every third house.
  • Limit the amount of candy they can have each day.
  • Store the candy out-of-sight so that it is less tempting.

Healthy Halloween Treats

If you dare to be different try one or a mix of these healthy Halloween treats to give out:

Healthy Treats

  • Raisins
  • 100% juice boxes
  • Hot chocolate
  • Sugar-free gum
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    Non-food Treats

  • Stickers
  • Play tattoos
  • Colored pencils
  • Bubbles
  • Puzzles


  • Healthy Halloween Family Fun!

    Instead of baking Halloween cookies try these healthy foods the family can enjoy together:

    • Don't throw away those pumpkin seeds! Remove the seeds from the strings, toss with olive oil, arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for about 45 minutes (or until golden brown), turning frequently.
    • Slice apples and dip in honey.
    • Make-your-own Halloween GORP! Serve a variety of healthy ingredients like popcorn, raisins, granola, sunflower seeds, whole-grain cereal, dried blueberries, etc. Let each family member create their own mixture and discuss everyone's favorite!

     

    Address

    Mailing Address:

    Mecklenburg County Health Department
    249 Billingsley Road
    Charlotte, NC 28211

    Office Location:


    Mecklenburg County Health Department
    249 Billingsley Road
    Charlotte, NC 28211

    MAP

    Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

    Contact

    Please do not send confidential information via email.
    704-336-4700