Durham County Department of Public Health

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Alternative Halloween Treats

Web Admin - Friday, October 27, 2017



Halloween is just around the corner! And for most of us, this means small pirates, princesses and ghosts lining our doorstep looking for a treat. Trick-or-treat is a great time to get some exercise with your family. If you’ll be out “(s)troll-ing” the streets this Halloween, dress appropriately for the weather (sweatshirt, raincoat, etc) and make yourself visible to all passers-by, wear light colored clothing or reflectors if your costume is dark in color, and carry a flashlight!


Treats come in all shapes and sizes, don’t limit yourself to passing out sugary confections next week. Some ideas for non-candy treats include:

  • -Stickers
  • -Glow sticks/necklaces
  • -Pencil toppers or erasers
  • -Bubbles
  • -Play dough
  • -Jump rope
  • -Halloween themed costume jewelry, hats
  • -Temporary tattoos
  • -Crayons or colored pencils
  • -Silly straw
  • -Mini lip balm
  • -Bouncy balls
  • -Slinky

Some neighborhood parents and dentists alike will thank you for thinking outside the box! What other non-food Halloween treats can you think of!? What will you be handing out to the ghouls and goblins you see?!



Diabetes Prevention Program -Sign up TODAY!

Web Admin - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Are you or someone you know at risk for type 2 diabetes?! Find out by taking a quick risk test, here.


If so, please join Durham County for a Diabetes Prevention Program! The program starts Tuesday October 24, 2017 at 6pm. The class meets weekly at Goley Point Community Room, 110 North Goley Street, Durham, NC 27701.



Registration is required, to register or learn more, please contact L'Tanya Gilchrist at 919-560-7201 or lgilchrist@dconc.gov. 

Classes Coming Soon

Rachel Marquez - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes will be starting soon. For more information please contact: 

Chelsea Hawkins 919-560-7223




Durham County Department of Public Health

414 E Main St

Durham, NC 27701

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