Safe Trick or Treating for Children with Food Allergies

Safe Trick or Treating for Children with Food Allergies//The Teal Pumpkin Project

Trick or Treating for children with food allergies  can be tough to say the least.  All three of my sons have food allergies and making sure that they don't eat one of their trigger foods is vitally important.  My oldest son no longer trick or treats but when he did I had to be very cautious about the candy that he ate.  He has nut allergies and it seems as though nuts are either in just about every candy or the candy is processed in a plant that also processes foods containing nuts.  

Thankfully, there is a SAFE alternative ~ The Teal Pumpkin Project

FARE ~ Food Allergy Research & Education has tools and resources to support children with food allergies this Halloween.  They have a campaign in place to raise awareness of food allergies. You can click on the poster below, save it to your computer, print it out and place it in your window, on your door, anywhere trick or treaters will see it and know that they can come to your home for non-food treats.  


 Non-Food Treat Ideas


  •  Glow Sticks, bracelets or necklaces
  • Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
  • Bubbles
  • Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
  • Mini Slinkies
  • Noisemakers
  • Finger puppets or novelty toys
  • Spider rings
  • Notepads 

And the list goes on! Check out this link for more non-food ideas and more information regarding The Teal Pumpkin Project.  


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