Celebrating Halloween with Food Allergies: Tips, Resources, and Recipes!

Halloween can be extra “spooky” for parents of children with food allergies. For today’s post, I’ve collected some tips, resources, and recipes to help ensure that your family has a safe, happy, and allergy-friendly Halloween.

Tips & Resources:

  • Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) has developed an amazing Tips to Safely Celebrate Halloween with Food Allergies resouce which includes:
    • Halloween tips for at home: hosting a party, enlisting help of others, trading unsafe treats and ideas for a food-free Halloween
    • Halloween tips for at school: discussion with parents and teachers
    • Trick-or-treating checklist
    • Examples of non-food treats
    • Fun ways to celebrate
  • KFA’s guide on how to read Halloween candy labels is also extremely thorough and helpful!

Join the Teal Pumpkin Project!

Food Allergy Reserach & Education (FARE) started a campaign to help raise awareness of food allergies and promote inclusion of all kids on Halloween. Included are helpful ideas for non-food treats! Join the Teal Pumpkin Project and help create a safer, happier Halloween for everyone!

Recipes*:

Have some tips, resources, or recipes of your own? Share them here or on our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/Neocate. We’d love to see some Halloween photos of your kids as well!

Mallory West

*Please keep in mind that these recipes are “allergy-friendly” and not necessarily “allergen-free”. Be sure to check the ingredients to ensure each recipe is appropriate for your child’s food allergies. If you are unsure, consult with your child’s health care professional.

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Published: 10/26/2015
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