A special Teal twist on Halloween
Halloween is a very special time for kids. Planning their costumes and gearing up for loads of treats. Parents and kids with food allergies must approach Halloween with caution.
Many candies are off-limits for kids with food allergies, either because their allergen is an included ingredient or because of the risk of cross-contact.
The good news is that Halloween can be just as much fun for kids with food allergies.
The Teal Pumpkin Project brings awareness of food allergies for children, making Halloween safer and more inclusive for all trick or treaters. Not to mention cutting back on sugar. This Halloween, place a teal pumpkin outside your home and offer non-food trinkets and toys as alternatives to candy.
Trick or Trinket? Check out these 10 Ideas for non-food trinkets…
- Vampire fangs
- Playing cards
- Sticker notepads
- Single container Play-doh
- Eyeball Bouncy balls
- Mini slinkies
- Glow sticks
We found a great map that allows households participating in the teal pumpkin project to list their locations. Just add your zip code and search. Need a few more ideas, click here for a few other nifty websites and information.
Keep the sweet treats for yourself and add a Teal Pumpkin to your porch. It is okay to have Witchy Poo and Spider guard the goodies!
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