Think of the Children and Think about Halloween Safety

The excitement in choosing a costume and parading among neighbors and friends can distract children and make them more vulnerable to food-related hazards.

“Limiting trick or treating to your immediate neighborhood or a community-sponsored event is recommended,” said Karen Blakeslee, K-State Research and Extension food scientist, who urged parents and children to be cautious with holiday foods.

Find out how to “Skip the Scary: Halloween Safety Tips Protect Holiday Goblins” from the K-State Research and Extension office.

Halloween safety tips for parents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers general health information remiders and includes the option to send Send a Halloween Health-e-Card!

The CDC also offers an extrememly long acronym – SAFE HALLOWEEN – in which every single letter represents a different safety tip for celebrating the holiday and protecting your health.

Check out these tips by following the links to the CDC and KSRE websites, plus share your own safety tips for Halloween in the comments.

BONUS: Find out all of the local trick-or-treat events in Topeka with the Halloween Round Up from XYZ Topeka at!
Photo credit: Yes, those are my own adorable children. 🙂

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.