97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute - Healthy Halloween

by Matt Malone and Rose Willson

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Healthy Halloween

Aired: 10/14/2019

Even though Halloween is still a few weeks away, children are excited to pick out their costumes and prepare for upcoming Halloween festivities.  This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses helpful tips on how to keep you and your family safe this Halloween.

Safe Sweet Treats

  • Make sure to examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. 
  • Discard unwanted treats.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. 
  • Avoid eating homemade treats made my strangers.
  • Ration sweets to avoid unhealthy binge eating.

Costume Safety

  • Wear well-fitted masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
  • Check product labels to make sure costumes are flame retardant.

Trick-Or-Treating Safely

  • Always trick-or-treat in groups or with a trusted adult. Never trick-or-treat alone.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
  • Use a flashlight to see where you are going and also for drivers to see you.
  • Always use sidewalks if available, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

 Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.

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