We’re looking back at one of Divabetic’s most popular diabetes outreach programs, Scary Potter’s Broomstick Bash. We hosted this healthy Halloween party for kids with diabetes for three years at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York to over 1,500 families affected by diabetes.
The Broomstick Bash offers children and their families an educational, fun-filled Halloween event promoting healthier life changes. Families can participate in a range of activities (including Costume Cardio) to encourage smart lifestyle choices that will be beneficial throughout the holiday season and year round.
Three interactive education stations (Freaky Foods, Monster Moves and Pumpkin Pledges) encourage families affected by diabetes to celebrate Halloween in a healthier way. At Divabetic’s ‘Freaky Foods‘ station families learn how much added sugar and carbohydrates are in their favorite Halloween foods and drinks. At Divabetic’s ‘Monster Moves’ station families learn how much physical activity it takes to burn off the calories from their favorite Halloween sweets, snacks and candies. At Divabetic’s ‘ Pledge’ station families learn how to set realistic goals for healthier behaviors during the holidays. Along the way, children gather decorations from each station before entering the Arts & Crafts area. In the Arts & Crafts area, children have an opportunity decorate their broomsticks and enter to win the best broomstick contest to win prizes.
All children are encouraged to come in costume and learn proactive ways to make Halloween healthy with activities that include:
3 Interactive Education Stations:
Freaky Foods (nutrition advice)
Monster Moves (fitness demonstrations)
Pumpkin Pledges (goal setting help)
Fun & Entertainment:
Ghost & Boast Guidance (affirmations)
Costume Cardio Dance Contests
Halloween Crafts Area
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