M&Ms, dried fruit among treats at White House

The Obamas will dole out a mix of sweet and at least some healthy-ish treats to Halloween guests at the White House on Thursday.

The White House announced in a memo that a box of White House M&Ms, jelly beans, sweet dough butter cookies and dried fruit will be among the grub trick-or-treaters at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. will grab as they celebrate the Oct. 31 holiday

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The annual Halloween fare given out at the White House is sometimes scrutinized by critics. Michelle Obama has made her anti-childhood-obesity "Let's Move" campaign one of her top initiatives as first lady.

More than 5,000 local schoolchildren and military families are expected at the White House for the Halloween festivities.

The president’s abode will be decked out with 185 pumpkins carved by volunteers. The spooktacular décor also includes an ode to the first family’s pets: topiaries of dogs Bo, dressed as a pirate, and Sunny, wearing a sunflower outfit, will be on display.