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Five Halloween safety tips for food allergy families

Halloween can be a scary time of the year for families dealing with life-threatening food allergies – and not just because of the ghouls and ghosts roaming the streets! Following a few Halloween safety tips can help food allergy families have a safe and enjoyable holiday. Host your own party Yeah, we know. You don’t […]

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Halloween can be a scary time of the year for families dealing with life-threatening food allergies – and not just because of the ghouls and ghosts roaming the streets! Following a few Halloween safety tips can help food allergy families have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Host your own party

Yeah, we know. You don’t need to take on another chore, but if you host your own Halloween party (and you can keep it super small, if you wish!), you can control how safe it is for your family. You can even choose to go food-free.

Switch Witch

What do you do with a bag full of unsafe trick or treat candy? Summon the Switch Witch! The morning after trick or treat, your child will wake up to the unsafe candy gone and a new toy in its place. Win-win.

Teal Pumpkin

Chances are, you have heard of or participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. Encourage friends and neighbors to do the same and set up a table at your kid’s fall festival. Help to spread awareness! We guarantee children will LOVE the non-food treats. Glow sticks anyone?

Always carry a safe treat

If you are going to a party or event, make sure to tuck a safe treat into your bag. You’ll head off disappointment and everyone can enjoy the day – safely. Bonus points if it is something really cool.

Class parties

Consider asking your child’s teacher to make the class party food free, or compromise and ask if fruits and vegetables can be served instead. There are many other foods to consider, and most teachers will likely embrace low-sugar foods that minimize kids bounding off the walls.

Midwest Allergy

The staff at Midwest Allergy hope you find our Halloween safety tips useful. Did we miss any? Share them with us! Happy Halloween!

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