Did you know that 1 in 13 kids has a food allergy? With this number on the rise, it’s even more important for people to be aware of everyday dangers that children with food allergies live with on a regular basis and especially on a night like Halloween.
What can do you?
Consider participating in the teal pumpkin project and opt for non food treats or treats that are free from the top 8 allergens.
Here are some easy ways you can help:
- Paint a pumpkin teal and place it on your porch or print a sign from the FARE website. This signifies that you will be passing out safe treats or non food treats.
- Consider passing out candy that is considered allergy friendly. Check this link for lots of easy (and mainstream) ideas.
- Talk to your kids…help build empathy and awareness and talk to them about what it might be like for kids with severe food allergies to navigate a holiday like Halloween. If they’re trick or treating with a friend with food allergies, give them guidance on how to help keep their friend safe (have an adult check candy ingredients, wash their hands, don’t share candy, etc)
Thanks for helping make Halloween safe and inclusive for all.