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National Petition to Move Halloween

A Change.org petition to change to move Halloween has more than 71,000 signatures.  The Halloween & Costume Association started the petition in hopes to create a “safer, longer, stress-free celebration.”  The petition hopes to move Halloween to the last Saturday of October.   If the petition gains 75,000 signatures, it will...

Scary Fact: Halloween Drunk Driving Crashes Are Eerily Common

Halloween’s supposed to be all about scary-good fun, but research shows that All Hallow’s Eve may be deadlier than you realize. That’s because Halloween drunk driving remains a major problem. For some, this night is more about booze than boos. Approximately 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of...

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Tips for a Healthier (and Safe) Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time of year for kids and parents alike. As families gear up for parties, trick-or-treating and spooky fun, the Healthier Michigan team has some tips and recipes to make one of the season’s not-so-healthy holidays a little healthier. Enjoy candy in moderation. Kids collect thousands of calories...

5 Ways to Help Children With Sensory Challenges Participate in Halloween Festivities

Overwhelming sights, smells, and textures do not have to sideline children While many children enjoy Halloween traditions of tick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and interaction with costume-clad “ghouls and goblins,” children affected by a sensory processing disorder may interpret and react differently to these holiday activities. “Children with sensory processing challenges may...

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