GMO Free Genetically Modified Organisms have not been fully tested. Long term effects are unknown. However, enough testing has revealed cause for exercising the “precautionary principle.” Non GMO Project Verified and/or USDA Certified Organic
Organic Organic products do not contain artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, antibiotics, genetically engineered ingredients, high fructose corn syrup, irradiation or pesticides. Verified by 3rd party source. Not all certifications are created equal. 100% Organic or USDA Certified Organic
No Artificial Flavors or Colors Artificial dyes and flavors are strongly linked to behavioral and neurological problems in children. Many are considered illegal and banned for use in other countries but allowed in the U.S. Natural or USDA Certified Organic. Avoid Red#, Yellow#, Blue#.
No Artificial Preservatives Synthetic preservatives impact the nervous system, weaken the immune system and include known carcinogens. Look for natural/organic ingredients that extend shelf life. Natural or USDA Certified Organic. Avoid BHT, BHA and TBHQ.
No High Fructose Corn Syrup HFCS is linked to diabetes, obesity, heart disease, tooth decay and more, is not processed by the body in the same way as sugar, and often contains contaminants like mercury. There is no non-GMO HFCS. Organic cane sugar or syrup, agave syrup, honey. Avoid HFCS, High Glucose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup.
Fair Trade Produced Certifies that the product is socially and environmentally sustainable with a focus on farmers, families and communities. Fair Trade Certified, Rainforest Alliance, Fair for Life.
Recyclable Packaging Reduce burden on landfills by choosing products with minimal packaging that can be recycled, upcycled or reused. TerraCycle, GreenSeal, and/or FSC certifications.

Eat A Rainbow Offset candy binges by eating a “rainbow” of colors. Phytonutrients in fruits, veggies, whole grains fill you up and boost your immune system.
Candy Buyback Many dentists nationwide “buy back” candy from kids and send to troops overseas. See if your dentist participates!
Treasures Hand out treasures instead of treats. Art supplies (confetti, crayons), nature gifts (polished rocks, crystals), and trinkets (stickers, cards, temporary tattoos) are popular options. for more ideas
Candy Trade Let your kids trade their candy towards other little gifts or give a “pumpkin point” for each piece of candy collected. Use pumpkin points to “buy” a toy or do a special activity with your child. for more ideas
Host A Healthy Halloween Party Start your own healthy holiday tradition at Halloween! Keep the fun while creating good habits that last a lifetime. for more ideas
Get Your Halloween Party Kit We’ve teamed up with Healthy Child to offer an educational box to get your Halloween Party started in a healthy home.
Top Healthy Snacks List For better performance in school or on the playground fuel up with these healthy and tasty snacks.
10 Best Healthy Candies List These healthier candy options are good choices for when you want a sweet treat at Halloween or any time!
Thirst Quenchers Serve a healthier option like Honest Kids by Honest Tea. These drink pouches are organic, gluten-free, made from real fruit juice, and don’t contain any added sugar, HFCS or GMOs.

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