Halloween is not typically considered a healthy holiday, but the Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition decided to make it a tradition that was started last year. Healthy Halloween will be a candy-free event at Festival Park, Saturday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. This event will encourage children in the community to be physically active, and will feature special activities including a bounce-house obstacle course, pumpkin ring toss, ghost bowling, sack races and other fun activities to get kids moving. According to the Centers for Disease Control, children and adolescents should do 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day.
Healthy Halloween will be for kids 12 and under. Kids who participate in Healthy Halloween contests and activities can win prizes and will enjoy healthy treats.
“It’s all about the children,” says Kim Barton, Healthy Nac coalition director. “Healthy Halloween will show them how fun being physically active can be, especially on a holiday with characteristically unhealthy activities.”
Healthy Halloween is brought to you by Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition and ActiveNac.org and is sponsored by Nacogdoches Memorial Health, Nacogdoches Dental Center, Texas Healthy Communities, Nacogdoches Pediatric Dentistry, Piney Woods Pediatrics, Dolphin Printing, CBTx, Nacogdoches Parks & Recreation, BancorpSouth, Sigma Nu Fraternity and Walgreens.