October 2023 Newsletter


October 2023

Healthy Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and that means lots of candy! Learn how to treat yourself without overindulging.

Healthy alternatives – Over two-thirds of American households plan to give out Halloween candy this October. With so many houses providing sugary snacks, set yourself apart by offering healthier alternatives, such as clementines or pretzels.

Eat a nutritious dinner before you trick-or-treat to avoid filling up on candy. Always inspect packaging before consuming candy or snacks to ensure nothing has been tampered with and that there are no choking hazards for young children.

Moderation – The average child consumes approximately three cups of sugar on Halloween. Limit the amount of candy your child collects by using a smaller bag.

Have an elementary aged student? Portioning candy into “now” and “later” segments is a great opportunity to apply division and fraction skills to a real-life situation.

Get moving (safely) – Instead of driving, walk your trick-or-treating route this year. Challenge your family to see who can get the most steps.

October 31st is the most dangerous day of the year for pedestrians under the age of 18, with the risk of pedestrian fatality 43% higher on Halloween than any other day of the year. Children should trick-or-treat under direct supervision of an adult, go before total darkness, and be aware of their surroundings while crossing streets and driveways.


City of Bridgeport Parks & Rec will host a Candyland event on the turf behind the Citynet Center on Saturday, 10/14. This event is free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the indoor turf.