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Safe Kids Fast Fact - October 2012

Before you take your kids out for Halloween fun, be sure to feed them dinner or a heavy snack. Children who are hungry when they go out trick-or-treating are likely to sample candy before their parents have a chance to inspect it. Make sure children know that their candy must be inspected by their parents before they eat it and that homemade treats are off limits.

Information provided by: Safe Kids East Central. Safe Kids is led by Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center and works to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading killer of children 14 and under. For more information on Safe Kids, contact Rene Hopkins, RN, Coordinator, 706-721-7606 or visit

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