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Hartselle Enquirer

Play it safe while you are trick or treating

By Staff
Emily Russell Campbell, Regional Extension Agent for Food Safety, Preparation and Preservation, Jackson County Office, Scottsboro
As Halloween approaches, parents need to take time to make a plan for protecting children during the festivities. There are many factors to consider: street safety, knowledge about and limitations on the areas and people they will visit, costume safety (is it fire retardant, easily visible to drivers, and not limiting to the child's maneuverability or vision?) and lastly, food or "treat" safety. Here are some factors to consider on Halloween food safety.
and delay of gratification. Adults' neglect of guiding children in development of these emotional skills is a factor in today's epidemic of childhood obesity. Besides, it makes the pleasure of Halloween last longer.