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WYHA - Halloween Health and Safety Tips

For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Below are tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Going trick-or-treating?

Description: Alphabet letter S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Description: Alphabet letter A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Description: Alphabet letter F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Description: Alphabet letter E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
   
Description: Alphabet letter H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
Description: Alphabet letter A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Description: Alphabet letter L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Description: Alphabet letter L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Description: Alphabet letter O Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Description: Alphabet letter W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Description: Alphabet letter E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Description: Alphabet letter E Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult.
Description: Alphabet letter N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

 
Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests?

  • Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and cheeses.
  • Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
  • Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could result in falls.
  • Keep candle-lit jack-o'lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
  • Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.

Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone!


by posted 10/25/2014
Youth Hockey Night at the Mullins Center

UMass Athletics would like to offer a special discounted ticket rate of $8 to all youth Hockey teams and their families for the UMass vs BC Game, November 21, at 7pm.


by posted 10/24/2014
PROPER STICK LENGTH IS CRITICAL FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT

One of the most important development tools for any young player is to have a hockey stick that suits him/her. A long stick (at or above the chin on skates) can be detrimental to a child's development. A stick of proper length should lie with the blade flat on the ice when standing on skates, while holding the knob in the palm of the hand (for most, this is a stick cut shoulder height on skates). A stick of proper length will enable players to handle the puck close to their body, make back hand passes, develop more power in their shot and help them control the puck when moving laterally.



More importantly, proper stick length is required to develop proper skating mechanics. Players with sticks too long for them, straighten up to compensate and do not acquire the deep knee bend vital to improving stride length and frequency. Forward skating requires players to have a 45 degree upper body lean and obviously a long stick impedes this as well.

You can confirm the correct stick length by looking closely at the wear of the tape on the underside of the stick. If the tape is worn close to the tip, then you should probably consider a long stick. If the tape is used in place near the heel, then you probably should consider a shorter stick.

If you have questions regarding your players proper stick length speak with your child’s coach.

 

Tim McMahon

Communications Director


by posted 09/11/2014
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