Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bella's Cookies Expands Green Halloween Program

"Milton DE (OPENPRESS) October 9, 2008 -- Bella’s Cookies is bringing Green Halloween back to Milton Elementary School this year, and expanding the program to HO Brittingham Elementary School in Milton. Monday, November 3rd, students will exchange their traditional Halloween candy for a greener and cleaner bag of treats. Bella’s continues to organize this annual event in Delaware in effort to raise awareness of the health & nutritional dangers lurking in traditional treats and candy that are given to children during the Halloween celebration.

“Green Halloween” puts an eco-friendly spin on the traditional celebration of Halloween through a variety of easy to follow green practices. The celebration advocates recycling, earth friendly practices, gardening, green costume ideas, fun contests/scavenger hunts, and of course new ideas for candy & treats. “The fundamentals of the celebration encourage you to think creatively and earth-friendly, said Kelly Leishear (President of Bella’s Cookies) “children get just as excited about treasures and trinkets as they do candy or treats.” For those either giving or receiving Halloween treats, look for ones without toxic and/or harmful ingredients; this is a key concept of Green Halloween – to raise the awareness on the dangers lurking in mainstream, commercially made treats and candy. For years, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors/flavors, and preservatives have been given without hesitation to children dressed in costume, however with medical conditions such as juvenile diabetes and childhood obesity on the rise, and more children being diagnosed with allergic reactions to certain ingredients, alternatives to the norm are being more sought after by conscientious consumers."

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