ST. CLOUD -- Halloween is a fun and exciting time for all ages and CentraCare Health reminds you to be safe this trick-or-treating season.

Make sure you dress for the weather - consider costumes that incorporate hoods or hats and gloves.

Buy costumes a size or two bigger to allow room for extra layers underneath.

Have an adult drive along in a car - allowing trick-or-treaters a warm break from the weather.

When trick-or-treating, remember to look both ways when crossing a street and bring flashlights, glow sticks an reflective tape to increase your visibility to motorists.

Try to have your kids trick-or-treat in groups and maintain supervision on them.

When you get candy, make sure it is properly sealed and has not been tampered with.

Also, avoid any homemade treats given out unless you personally know the person who prepared them.

Remember that small, hard candies are choking hazards and should not be given to small children.

If you're interested in Halloween candy buy-back programs, Sartell Pediatrics is promoting good health by offering one dollar per pound of candy brought in on November 3rd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at 111 2nd Street South in Sartell.