This Halloween post is no trick, so let’s talk about treats for witches and goblins with food allergies. As a mom of kids with food allergies this is something my family manages everyday, but it doesn’t have to be scary. Even if you don’t have kids with food allergies, here are the top 5 things to know about food allergies this Halloween:
1. About 1 in 13 kids have food allergies so chances are you will encounter multiple kids who are affected if you open your door to trick-or-treaters.
2. The top 8 food allergens are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. Many of these foods are commonly found in candy and other goodies.
3. The Teal Pumpkin Project raises awareness of food allergies through the addition of non-food items to your treats, making Halloween safer and more inclusive.
4. You can place a teal pumpkin on your doorstep to let trick-or-treaters know your treats are allergy-friendly.
5. Trinkets like Halloween pencils, bottles of bubbles, silly mustaches and spider rings are fun to pass out to kids of all ages. Here are some of my favorite allergy-friendly Halloween treats.
Have a happy and safe Halloween!