Health News from Sutter Health

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With spooky costumes and gooey treats, Halloween is a great time for kids of all ages. As the big day approaches, Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento recommend these simple "tricks" for parents who want to keep their little ghouls and goblins from OD'ing on candy this year. There are also several things "groan-ups" can do to make Halloween as safe as possible.

1. Enjoy the Day

Childhood obesity is growing medical crisis but it's OK to let your kids indulge a little bit.

2. Fill 'em up

Serve your kids a healthy dinner (with foods they like) before trick-or-treating, so they won't be as tempted to eat candy before you have a chance to inspect it.

3. Safety First

Halloween night is no different when it comes to safety. Parents should trick-or-treat with young children at all times and all trick-or-treaters should have flashlights. Don't forget a charged mobile phone for emergencies.

4. Spooky but Safe Costumes

Before heading out the door make sure your child's costume is flame resistant and can be seen clearly in the dark. Swords, knives, fairy wands and other accessories should be flexible to prevent any accidental injuries. And because a mask can limit or block eyesight, consider using makeup or a decorative hat as a safe alternative.

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 Sutter Center for Psychiatry is hosting a free community lecture to help families learn the signs and symptoms of anxiety in children and teenagers.

Thursday, October 14, 2010
6-7:30 p.m.


Sutter Center for Psychiatry

7700 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento


To reserve your seat, call (916) 386-3682. Learn more.




Join us for an special Second Saturday Open House of Sutter Capitol Pavilion.

Saturday, October 9
3:30 - 6 p.m.
2725 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95816

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