(CNN) -- Halloween is creeping up on us -- and as kids anticipate the occasion with excitement bordering on mania, parents often express concern.
Two of the worries topmost on parents' minds when it comes to their little trick-or-treaters: health and safety.
At a time when roughly one out of every three kids in the United States is overweight or obese, candy calories may be a new Halloween consideration. Calories can really add up for little ghouls and goblins as they pick up handfuls of sweet treats as they move from house to house. We'll show you just how many calories kids can consume in a short period, and look at what it takes to burn them off.
Nighttime wandering, draping costumes that can tangle feet or worse, catch fire -- those are two of the safety concerns parents need to consider. Here are some great tips on how to keep kids safe as they troll the neighborhood.
CNN's Sharisse Scineaux contributed to this report.