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How to Have an Allergy-Friendly Halloween

Oct 28, 2019 11:55:00 AM / by Fairview Pediatrics

Halloween is right around the corner — and with it bags upon bags of goodies. But what about those Elsas and Avengers who have allergies? What is okay to serve so everyone can go home happy? With 8% of kids having food allergies these days, it’s 100% something to consider. 

That’s why we’ve made a list of allergy-free treats you can hand out. This year, fill your candy bucket with no worries. 

Allergy-Friendly Candy

Thankfully, Halloween has no shortages of sweet options. Here are just a few of the big names that don’t include the top allergens

  1. Skittles
  2. Starbursts
  3. Sour Patch Kids
  4. Smarties 
  5. Nerds

If you want a deeper dive into allergen information, download the Spokin app. It’s a super handy tool for living life with a food allergy — or feeding someone with one. 

Healthy Allergy-Friendly Options

Want to serve allergy-friendly treats without the sugar rush? Here are a couple of cute and stress-free ideas. 

  1. Spooky Clementines
    1. All you need is a bag of clementines. Simply draw little pumpkin faces on them and put them out. Easy and healthy!
  2. Mummified Fruit Pouches
    1. Kids love fruit pouches and parents love that they’re healthy. Win-win. Just wrap a little toilet paper around them and add googly eyes. Voila! Yummy mummies. Really, you can do this little trick with any packaged good. 

Candy Alternatives

You don’t need to serve allergy-friendly food. Just having a bowl of little prizes and toys is a great way to make sure every kid walks away smiling. What are some fun Halloween goodies? 

  1. Glow sticks 
  2. Bubbles
  3. Stickers
  4. Crayons
  5. Vampire fangs

For a longer list of FARE’s (Food Allergy Research & Education) suggestions, visit here. 

Show You Care

You’ve decided to have a allergy-friendly bucket. Nice! Here’s an easy way to show parents: leave a teal-colored pumpkin by your door. Started by FARE, the Teal Pumpkin Project makes raising kids with allergies easier. Even if you don’t have time to paint a pumpkin, help them spread the word

Have a Spooktacular Night!

We hope you found this list helpful. If you have any further questions or are concerned you or a family member has developed an allergy, reach out to your primary care provider today. 

 

Topics: halloween, allergy, pediatrics

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