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Although homemade goodies are often appreciated more than most store-bought treats, Halloween is not the time to distribute them to trick-or-treaters. There are several precautions children and parents should take before enjoying their treats.
“It is important to check all Halloween candy before it's consumed to make sure it's safe and not intentionally tampered with or unintentionally contaminated,” says Romi Londre, a registered dietitian with Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse. “It may seem like a great idea at first, but just remind your children not to accept — and especially not to eat — anything that isn't commercially wrapped.” Londre offers additional tips to make sure your child has a safe Halloween.
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