Please note, this post merely offers suggestions and helpful tips. Be sure to read all labels carefully before sharing any Halloween candy or treats mentioned in this post.
This post is all about how to celebrate an allergy-friendly Halloween. Many don't understand the grave concern parents face as they send their children out trick-or-treating each Halloween. Since 1 in 13 children are living with severe food allergies there are more concerned parents out there than you may think. Not to mention the children who are unable to participate in trick-or-treating for fear they may have a severe allergic reaction to all those treats. As someone who has food allergies myself, and a daughter with a tree nut allergy, trust me I can totally relate.
Keep reading to find out more about how you and your family can have a safe and allergy-friendly Halloween.
The organization FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) developed The Teal Pumpkin Project. It is a simple way to make trick-or-treating safer and more inclusive for children living with food allergies. To participate, simply place a teal pumpkin on your doorstep. This signals that, in addition to candy, your home offers non-food trinkets and treats that are safe for ALL trick or treaters. For more information visit the FARE website.
Note: Please be sure to read all labels carefully before sharing any candy or treats mentioned in this post. This list just offers suggestions.
Blow Pops, Tootsie Pops, and Dum Dum Lollipops
Haribo Gummy Bears
Hot Apple Cider Packages
Caramel Apples (minus all peanuts/nuts)
Halloween Pencils and Erasers
Glow in the Dark Necklaces
Did you know? Six of the top major food allergens are in the treats given out each Halloween to trick or treaters. These include (wheat, milk, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and egg). For a list of the top major food allergens, read more here.
Here are some tips to help you stay safe this Halloween.
If you found this post helpful, then read my post Allergy-Free Skincare Products for more great tips.
Leave a comment and let me know if you have any other helpful tips for celebrating an allergy-friendly Halloween. I love to hear from you.Blessings, Laura xo