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Tennessee officials encourage healthy practices this Halloween

Published On: Oct 31 2013 06:22:01 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 31 2013 04:26:14 PM CDT

The Tennessee Department of Health is encouraging us all to be healthier this Halloween. The department has a few suggestions to provide some healthier alternatives.

They say parents should make sure children have a balanced dinner before taking part in Halloween festivities.  That way, they're less likely to want to eat of lot of treats before returning home.

Limit how long you trick-or-treat, so children don't get too much candy. Stash treats out of reach, to be issued one or two at a time in the upcoming days. 

Also consider buying back candy from your children, so they can buy something else they want.