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Healthy Halloween Treats

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Halloween means lots of kids bringing home buckets of candy.

If you want to find healthy alternatives, pediatricians suggest giving out raisins, cheese snacks, and multigrain crackers or you can hand out smaller packets of candy. All treats should be pre-packaged for safety purposes. Doctors say even if it's all candy, eating the treats is fine, as long as it's in moderation.

"Again, inspecting the candy and then putting it away, so that you're in charge of the candy and possibly giving it out for dessert after dinner every night or maybe they have to earn it back for chores done or special events," said Dr. Kathryn Lysinger, Billings Clinic pediatrician.

For information about trick-or-treating safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics, click on Connections.