Trick-or-Treating Done Right

Published 10/29 2013 05:07PM

Updated 10/29 2013 06:23PM

Sergeant Jason Lewis wants parents and kids to keep safety in mind this Halloween.

"Make sure that they're in a group and make sure that they are told to stay together with the group and not leave anybody behind."

If you're in neighborhood, Lewis said to visit only familiar places and don't go inside.

"Only go to houses that you know," said Lewis. "Make sure that the lights are on. If the lights aren't on, don't go to their house. Stay outside. Stay on the porch."

Lewis said that parents need to make sure their kid's costumes are street safe as well so they aren't hit by a car.

"If kids are going to go out alone without their parents then parents need to make sure that if they have a mask on that these kids are able to look out of that mask and make sure that they have some sort of peripheral vision."

If a weapon is part of your costume Lewis says don't take a real one and make sure it doesn't look real.

"It's really important to make it obvious that it's not a real gun," said Lewis. "A lot of times, it'll have a real, big, orange tip that'll be on the end of the barrel."

According to Covenant dietician Jamie Cogliandro, the danger isn't just in the streets.

"Cavities and weight gain can come from eating too much candy."

Cogliandro suggested, to teach your kids moderation.

"I think it'd be important, once they come home with their big bag of goodies to sit down and look through the candy to see what they did get and explain that they can have one or two pieces a day, but the less they eat each day, the longer they keep that candy to enjoy it."

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