Last year we shared some of our favorite tips for keeping your children safe, and included, during the Halloween festivities in our Allergy Friendly Halloween post. Be sure to check it out!
This year, many families are participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project, brought to us from FARE. The organization states: "This campaign encourages people to raise awareness of food allergies by providing non-food treats for trick-or-treaters and painting a pumpkin teal - the color of food allergy awareness - to place in front of their house along with a free printable sign from FARE to indicate they have non-food treats available. Learn more:http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project”
We encourage you to visit FARE’s website to participate in this great project!
Before you head out this year, we wanted to share something one of our families made to use in their neighborhood-- they shared with us to share with you! Print these out (there is one for a boy and one for a girl) and then bring your safe treat (food or non-food) with this note to your neighbors house before you head out trick-or-treating with your little one. This lets everyone know ahead of time what your trick- or-treater is dressed as and what safe treat (provided by you!) that the neighbor can give to them!
This post was written by the Executive Board of The FPIES Foundation
October 2016, edited to add cards appropriate for non-food treats:
|Non-Food for Boy|