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Connections: Alternatives to Halloween For Kids

For parents who love their kids but hate Halloween, what are the alternatives? Not to be all buzzkill, but Halloween pushes children to worship at the altar of "Big Candy". For parents trying to celebrate real food and healthy eating, Halloween is an obstacle. Fortunately, there are options, and we'll explore them with our panel:

  • Christina Le Beau, former D&C reporter, now the author of the Spoonfed blog about kids and healthy eating
  • Heather Fiore, registered dietician for URMC
  • Deb Ross, creator of
  • George Walker of Holiday Hollow in Pembroke


Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.